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Mistakes to avoid when divorce is on the horizon

On Behalf of | Jan 29, 2019 | Firm News

If you are headed to divorce court in Fort Mitchell soon, you may want to closely monitor what you do and say. People often change when their marriage is ending. They lose considerations and respect for their partners and say and do things to make the divorce process more difficult to handle. This is likely a time of considerable uncertainty and confusion, and there are plenty of mistakes you could make if you are not careful.

There is no playbook outlining the exact steps you should take to get the divorce outcome you want. However, by avoiding these mistakes, you can help make the situation less stressful and difficult for you and your family.

Picking the wrong battles

Not every issue that comes up during divorce negotiations has to end up in court. You may feel the temptation to disagree to keep your partner from getting what he or she wants, but this could take precedence over common sense. Divorce does not have to be a court battle that lingers on indefinitely, costing you time, money and your sanity.

Many people end up settling their separations through mediation and collaboration. Even if those two solutions do not work for you, the more things you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse can come to terms on, the less challenging the situation will be. Keep an open mind and remain flexible during the settlement talks.

Airing dirty laundry online

Social media may be how you keep your family friends updated about what is going on in your life. You may also feel it is an acceptable place to vent your feelings and share details about your marriage, partner or divorce that are best kept private. Online activity is fair game in divorce, and your spouse may use what you post against you in divorce court.

Divorce is often full of complications. How well you anticipate and plan for them will affect your divorce outcome and post-divorce life.