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Mistakes people make when divorcing

On Behalf of | Apr 18, 2024 | Divorce |

If you are thinking of getting a divorce,  your brain may be spinning. There is so much to think about and the events that led up to this point could also add to the stress on you. Hence it is easy to make mistakes that will make the divorce harder for you

Here are some common errors to watch out for:

Not setting money aside for the interim

It’s easy to want to jump right in and get on with a divorce. Yet, sometimes it is better to wait until you put some money aside to see you through the period between telling your spouse you want a divorce and getting your divorce finalized. Costs could include separate accommodation, legal help and more. You don’t want is a situation where your spouse blocks your access to the joint accounts and leaves you struggling.

Letting personal feelings get in the way of property division

When dividing marital property you need to realize that a court will seek to strike an overall balance. There may be some items you really want. That could be because you really like them, or conversely because you know your spouse wants them and you want to deprive them. Yet basing your decisions on personal feelings could harm your chances of getting the results you need. It is better to see property division as a business matter and ensure keeping a particular item is a good financial move.

For example, maybe you decide to go all out to keep the family home. Because it is such a valuable asset, the court may award you a smaller share of other assets. You could end up in a situation where you have the house but do not have the cash to pay for its upkeep.

Those are just some of the mistakes people make when considering a divorce. With legal guidance, you can more easily avoid such errors and raise your chances of a good result.

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