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Common Divorce Mistakes to Avoid

Posted on in Divorce

Kane County Divorce Attorney

Many people who are not happy in their marriage feel divorce is the right option for them. The divorce process often takes a lot of work, and mistakes happen from time to time as you go through a divorce case. It is important to limit those mistakes whenever possible, for your personal well-being.

Here are some frequent divorce mistakes to avert: 

Too Much Concern for the Present, Not the Future

The first thing on your mind in the middle of a divorce may be to get it settled as fast as possible, but that short-sighted approach can negatively impact your life after divorce if you do not properly prepare. Make sure you set yourself up for post-divorce success. Take a long-term view regarding investments, updating your will, and other financial decisions that will ensure you are set after divorce. 

The Desire for Payback

If your divorce is particularly contentious, and you cannot stand your ex-spouse, you may be tempted to seek vengeance for something they did to you. If you consider payback for a slight against you a valid option, it is best to take a few minutes and think about the potential consequences. Revenge is never worth the repercussions that arise. Trying to squeeze as much money as you can out of your spouse because you are angry, or not allowing them to visit your children out of spite, can prolong your legal battle. Allowing your emotions to cloud decision-making is not advantageous in a legal case. 

Perpetual Tunnel Vision

A divorce case may be complicated due to a multitude of variables which must be considered. If you focus on one item, such as spousal maintenance or child custody, and do not think about the bigger picture, other elements may be neglected. You and your attorney must look at the divorce agreement as a whole to make sure it is what you actually want. 

Contact a Helpful Kane County Divorce Lawyer

If you feel you need to divorce your spouse, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Benedict Schwarz, II PC can provide the compassionate care and attention to detail you deserve. Contact our experienced West Dundee divorce attorneys today at 847-428-7725 for a free consultation. 

Source:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lawrencelight/2015/07/16/the-5-biggest-divorce-mistakes/#189ac3bb6322

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