A divorce is one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through. And because they’re often a long and complicated process, it can be tempting to do or say whatever is needed to close your case and grant you a divorce.
Though divorces may be more common than years ago, there are plenty of mistakes a person can make after filing for divorce from their spouse.
Divorce Mistakes That Can Cost You
Taking legal advice from friends and family.
Everyone has a friend or family member who has undergone a divorce and swears they know the process inside and out. While it never hurts to ask about another person’s experience with the Courts, no two divorces are the same.
While they often have the best intentions, relying on friends and family for advice can quickly backfire and cause you to make decisions against your best interests.
Not planning for your financial future.
Having to divide estates, assets, savings, and retirement accounts can have a big impact on your future, so it’s important to make sure everything is done fairly. In an effort to get you to sign something quickly, your spouse or their lawyer may offer you a settlement that looks good at first, but leaves you with little financial security in the future.
And while child support is a requirement for non-custodial parents, the amount paid depends on several different factors. If you don’t understand the law, you and your children may not get all that you rightfully deserve.
Not hiring an experienced attorney.
If you’ve never been through a divorce before, you may find it to be much more complicated than you realized. As a complex legal issue, the outcome of your divorce will have a substantial impact on the rest of your life.
Even if you and your soon-to-be-ex are on good terms, divorce can be incredibly complicated. Having an attorney who specializes in family law will help protect your rights and secure your future.
At Blood Law, PLLC, we believe in helping our clients achieve their goals – no matter how complex their divorce or other family law issue. Our lawyers provide tailored legal services with a unique, team-based approach to do our best to achieve these results.
To learn more about our legal services, contact our lawyers online or give us a call at (704) 286-0570.