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Common Legal Mistakes During Divorce

While it is easy for someone to get caught up in the emotional aspects of their divorce, it is important to remember that at the core of it, divorce is a legal standing. Since it is such an emotional time, many people go into divorce not understanding the true depth of legal ramifications that can occur if improperly handled. By recognizing that more is at stake than hurt a feelings, a person can prepare themselves for court and ensure they are taken care of during the process.

Make Sure Emotions Don't Impede a Legal Case

Because divorce can be an emotionally fragile time, there are some common mistakes that people make in this process. It may be difficult to keep a clear head when reason and logic are necessary.

Common legal mistakes during a divorce include:

  • Demanding too much from a spouse regarding property, children, finances, and retirement funds
  • Not asking the attorney questions about the divorce case
  • Signing documents on blind faith instead of reading and agreeing with the terms
  • Withholding important information from the attorney, such as future plans
  • Attempting to hide property and assets in order to prevent a spouse from gaining access
  • Trusting the attorney with numbers and facts in the case without double checking for accuracy
  • Expecting that the legal system will agree with what they see as fair
  • Forgetting tax ramifications for property decisions
  • Lashing out on the spouse or discussing the case in front of children

The most common legal mistakes during a divorce are the ones that could have been prevented if a person had taken some time to remove their emotions from the situation. Divorces can be difficult, but it is often far more difficult to deal with a lifetime of negative consequences due to poor handling.

If you are going through a divorce, you need an attorney that understands your emotional needs and knows how to fight for you in court. At Cutter & Lax, we make your needs our priority so give our firm a call today!

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