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Five Divorce Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Five Divorce Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Divorce is hard – no one's arguing that – but mistakes can take an already stressful situation and turn it into a disaster. Here are five of the biggest divorce-related mistakes husbands and wives can make during a separation, according to a recent article by Huffington Post:

  1. Starting the divorce process without a clear understanding of your finances. Huff Post advises soon-to-be divorcees to meet with a financial planner before negotiating a divorce. If you and your spouse plan on mediating your divorce, speak with a financial expert before mediation. If you don't understand your financial circumstances and needs, you won't be able to bargain for a fair settlement.
  2. Demanding a divorce before you're prepared to handle the split. Specifically, make sure that you have a clear understanding of your household inventory, credit report, and financial records before you talk about divorce with your husband or wife. Once you start the legal process, this information will help you obtain a fair settlement and, in the end, protect your future and well-being.
  3. Seeking a divorce without a support system. Divorce is never easy; you will need close confidants to rely on during the divorce process. A reliable friend, close confidant, or family member can help you keep your divorce in perspective, so that you can make important decisions without compromising objectivity.
  4. Not having an answer for the question, "why?" Before you talk to your spouse about divorce, make sure that you understand why you want out of the marriage. Determine whether your marital problems are based on fact or your perspective. Is your marriage the problem, or is your perspective the problem? These questions will help you avoid a spur-of-the-moment decision to divorce.
  5. Sacrificing your job for your divorce. Divorce is stressful, but this isn't an excuse to sacrifice your job. During the divorce process, you may be tempted to cut back on your work hours or quit your job. This is a mistake. Divorce is emotionally and financially stressful; don't sacrifice your job when you need it the most.

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