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Common mistakes made during the divorce process

Getting divorced in New York can seem challenging for many individuals. There are a lot of considerations to make when going through the divorce process. Spouses need to think about what will happen to their assets, how they are going to divide their property and who the children will live with.

All these decisions can be very difficult to handle but it is important for people going through divorce to understand all of the options available and what steps to take to make sure they are creating the best possible future for themselves and for their children.

Many couples in New York get divorced every year. No one said getting divorced was easy and many people end up making mistakes during the divorce process that may come back to haunt them after the divorce has been finalized.

There are many different ways individuals make mistakes during the divorce process but some of the worst mistakes a person can make are listed below:

  • Not understanding the impact of their decisions: individuals getting divorced should understand the decisions they will have to make and how those decisions will impact their future.
  • Making decisions because they are angry or hurt: it can be difficult but people getting divorced need to act with their head and not their heart. This means putting aside their anger and hurt feelings to sensibly understand and negotiate during the divorce process.
  • Agreeing to less than they deserve: individuals should educate themselves on the financial impact of divorce and make sure they are receiving enough in the divorce settlement to live comfortably after the divorce. Couples should try to be fair to each other and make sure both spouses are getting their fair share.

There are many other types of mistakes people make during the divorce process. Individuals going through divorce should educate themselves and be sure to consult a divorce attorney to help them make the best decisions for themselves and their children.  

Source: Hufffington Post, "The 5 Worst Mistakes People Make During Divorce," Michelle Rozen, July 24, 2013

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