Mistakes are a part of life, but when they are part of your divorce proceedings, they can prove costly. You may not think about mistakes when you consider your divorce, but the contentious nature of divorce makes people more likely to overlook key elements and make mistakes that can affect the entire case.
There are a few common types of mistakes that you should be attentive to throughout your divorce proceedings.
Be forthcoming about your financial status throughout the process and ensure that your financial affidavit is accurate. Even when you still trust your soon-to-be ex, you should not dismiss feelings that something is missing financially. If you have concerns that your spouse is hiding assets, consider a forensic audit to verify the accounts.
Especially for the spouse that feels wronged in a divorce, it can be challenging to separate your emotions from the proceedings. Avoid letting your emotions get the better of you. Be reasonable about negotiations and work with a neutral third party when necessary to help you remain calm along the way.
You might consider simply agreeing to whatever your ex wants in the divorce settlement in the interest of getting things over with. This can leave you with an unfair settlement. Understand your legal rights and ensure fair and adequate treatment for both of you.
Avoid facing the end of your divorce with disappointment in the final settlement agreement. Consider these common mistakes and make decisions that help you avoid them.