Mistakes People Make in the Divorce Process
When you and your spouse come to the difficult conclusion that you need to consider a divorce, it is entirely common to experience a wide array of emotions. While the divorce process can be emotionally turbulent, your ability to remain calm and composed throughout the entirety of the process can be monumentally important to you and your future. Below we will explore some of the simple mistakes that can cost you during the divorce process. If you and your spouse are considering pursuing a divorce, it is time to speak with a qualified divorce attorney.
Mistakes That Can Cost You
At J. Aldrich Law, P.C., we fully recognize the fact that a divorce can be complicated and emotionally trying. We have also witnessed dozens of people make mistakes through the divorce process that cost them greatly in the long-term.
- Letting Emotions Take Over: One of the worst mistakes a person can make during the divorce process, is making emotionally driven and reckless decisions. This could be as simple as refusing to consider mediation as a resolution option, due to the emotions you're feeling regarding the divorce, despite the fact that divorce mediation can provide both parties with increased flexibility and expedite the divorce process. In more serious instances, people may begin making reckless emotional purchases, or abusing substances. Not only can these decisions impact your personal health, but they also impact a court’s decision on issues such as child custody.
- Lack of Organization: As you navigate the divorce process, a lack of organization can prove detrimental. Failing to hire a knowledgeable attorney, produce accurate financial information, and fully understand the tax implications of a separation can result in headaches down the road. Failing to properly document your community assets and expenses, can lead to stalls in the divorce process as well as potential financial problems after the divorce. It is also critically important to have your future housing situation established if you are looking to secure child custody. Your level of organization as a parent can impact your level of parental responsibilities.
- Not Working with Your Spouse: While some divorces are destined to be hostile, it is important to remain civil with your spouse as much as possible. As mentioned above, mediation can be a great alternative resolution process that can enable you and your spouse to make decisions together on issues such as allocation of marital assets and child custody. If there are children involved in the divorce, remaining civil with your spouse can help them cope with the emotions of the separation. If you and your former-spouse ultimately end up sharing parental responsibilities, the divorce process can be an opportunity to work towards a professional and healthy parenting partnership.
Contact a Naperville Divorce Attorney
The divorce process almost always comes with some unforeseen challenges, and our team at J. Aldrich Law, P.C., will be there for you every step of the way. Whether your divorce can be resolved through mediation or litigation, we will represent your best interest. To schedule a complimentary initial consultation with a knowledgeable DuPage County divorce lawyer, call us today at 630-953-3000.