Getting Divorced? Don't Make One of These 3 Mistakes

Posted on: 9 February 2016

If you are getting a divorce, you don't want to make any mistakes. Make sure you get legal a consultation and ask key information before you decide to proceed. If it entails a lot of legal and court related issues, some people will try to work things out. However, a divorce case is never as easy as you think it is going to be. There is a lot involved and you don't want to end up making a pivotal mistake that could cost you in the end.

1. Agreeing to the other party's demands just to put an end to the mess.

Some people simply agree to other parties demands to put an end to all of the nonsense and get on with life. However, this is easier said than done when there is a boatload of money involved. When both parties are making a mediocre income to survive and have children and possibly pets, they do not want to splurge away their money on a divorce issue.

Do not agree in writing or in person to anything unless you understand all of your rights within your divorce case. Many times people do or say things or put things in writing they really don't mean and end up regretting their decisions later on down the line. This could mean losing everything when you only intended to be fair. However, depending upon your situation whether you are a stay-at-home mom or dad, you don't want to lose your kids or lose income that should be provided to you during a divorce split or a mediation session, that could be possible for you.

2. Not knowing the extent of the assets and finances involved.

As a spouse, you should know the extent of the assets and finances involved in your marriage. However, if you are disabled or a stay-at-home parent, you may not be aware of everything your spouse does, hence the reason why you're getting a divorce.

By choosing to contact a divorce attorney for a consultation regarding your divorce case, you can gain an understanding of your rights and what you can get from your spouse. Once you retain this lawyer, they can approach your spouse or your spouse's lawyer and find out all of the assets and/or monies and bank accounts involved in your marriage. If you are not aware of accounts that may have been opened during your marriage, they will make sure that you are getting a fair shake during the divorce proceedings.

3. Not knowing what all the divorce settlements entail.

If you are going through a divorce for the first time, you probably don't know much about it. It is not just a separation; it is a legal separation between spouses and a division of assets and other monies, children, pets or property that the two of you had during the marriage, unless there was some sort of prenuptial agreement before marriage that belonged to one of the spouses. You should understand what's at stake before making any final decisions. 

It is more important than ever that you spend time talking with a divorce attorney to help you better understand what you are getting into. You don't want to make a mistake that could end up costing you a lot of money and time in the end.