Divorce is often one of the most emotionally overwhelming processes of people’s
lives, whether or not they have the legal assistance of a divorce lawyer.
property and assets to potentially losing the
custody of your children, the divorce process can bring up a lot of intense emotions
and cause people to make several mistakes which may have a negative impact
on the final outcome of the case, as well as on the future.
The following are several of the more common divorce mistakes to watch out for:
Letting your emotions get the best of you. Stress, anger, despair, and a plethora of other intense emotions can
be experienced during the divorce process. A person’s judgment may
be clouded by intense emotions that may cause them to fight for things
he or she doesn’t necessarily want/need or result in a more lengthy
and costly divorce process. In order to reach an amicable agreement with
your soon-to-be-ex-spouse, it is imperative to do whatever it takes to
keep your emotions in check and away from negotiations.
Lying about your financial situation or attempting to hide marital assets. Finances play a significant role in divorce. If you want your divorce
to end as smoothly as possible, it is imperative that both parties are
honest and produce accurate information, including the amount of marital
debt and assets you have. Hiding or failing to disclose your marital assets
can result in you losing important ground in your divorce case, compromise
any agreements that have already been made, or lead to criminal charges.
Involving your children. It is critical to everyone’s happiness that you keep your kids
out of your divorce as much as possible. Telling them too much information
can cause undue stress. Attempting to make them side with you and not
your spouse can result in substantial damage the can have long-lasting
effects. However, you should always put your children’s needs and
best interests first.
Refusing to compromise. Some couples going through divorce are so stubborn that they won’t
give in to negotiations, which only results in further conflict and added
stress. In order to reach an agreement that both parties can be comfortable
with, they must both be willing to compromise.
Abusing social media. When you put something on Facebook or Instagram, it could ultimately
be used against you in court. Something as innocent as going on a luxurious
vacation or drinking with your friends could harm your case. However,
do not deactivate your account entirely, just avoid posting as much as
possible until the divorce is finalized.
Moving out of the family home. As soon as people decide to go their separate ways, it always seems like
the man typically volunteers to move out. However, moving out can result
in more costs since you are paying rent for another place while supporting
the other household. Although it may not be easy to live with someone
you’re divorcing, it may be the best decision to hold your ground.
If you are interested in filing for divorce in Florida,
request a free consultation with our Daytona Beach divorce lawyer at
Stepniak & Park today.