5 Common Mistakes People Make When Getting a DivorcePublished: Jul 15, 2020 in Divorce
Written by Anthony Piccirilli
Divorces can be emotional and difficult to manage. You may go into it thinking you can handle everything calmly and become overwhelmed as time goes on. There are some common mistakes that people make while facing the worst of a divorce. Read below to learn more.
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1. Trying To Handle a Divorce Case Alone
There are many steps in a divorce and it can become complicated quickly. Although the necessary forms for a divorce are easily accessible online, it can be difficult to fill them out properly and meet all the necessary deadlines without the experienced help of a divorce attorney.
If your spouse disagrees with you on any aspect of separating assets, child custody, alimony, debt allocation, or any other part of your divorce, you may get the short end of the stick if you don’t work with an attorney. Even if you agree on all of the major decisions in your divorce, you should talk to an attorney who can make sure you are getting what is fair.
Don’t try to handle your case alone. Your spouse will likely use a lawyer who will be working for their best interests. If they do not have an attorney, both sides may give up something they deserve. Let Pittsburgh Divorce & Family Law, LLC make sure you get a balanced outcome.
2. Posting Too Much on Social Media
When you’re going through a divorce, you will likely want to reach out to your friends and family for comfort. Sometimes the easiest way to do this is through Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or another social media platform. However, you should restrict what you say on social media so you don’t cause a problem during your divorce.
Don’t post too much about your finances or new relationships. Don’t post negative things about your ex. Avoid saying negative things about their friends and family as well, even if people are posting bad things about you. Seek advice from your lawyer if other people are harassing you on social media and restrain yourself.
3. Refusing To Make An Agreement With Their Ex
Although you may be angry at your ex, sometimes the best outcome is an agreement between the two of you instead of letting the court decide everything. Issues like child custody, alimony, division of assets, and debt can be settled outside of a court hearing if you are willing to come to an agreement. This allows you to be in control of the situation instead of leaving things up to the whim of a magistrate.
4. Giving Too Much To Get It Over With
On the other hand, you might just want the divorce to be over. You may be willing to give up anything to just get your ex out of your life so you can move on. Don’t give up things like child support, visitation, alimony, and other negotiable issues just to get it over with. Work with an attorney who can handle the stressful situations for you so you can focus on developing a new normal life.
5. Getting Into a New Relationship Too Quickly
Your relationship with your spouse may have been circling the drain for years; however, the court does not see it as over until the divorce is finalized. You don’t want to be accused of adultery, which can greatly impact your divorce case. If you do get into a new relationship, take it slow and don’t post about it on social media.