Common Mistakes People Make During Their Divorce
Most people pursuing a divorce hope to move through the process as quickly and easily as possible. However, it isn’t uncommon for the husband or wife to use tactics that could do more harm than good.
Although both sides can use effective strategies to fight for what they seek, such as possession of certain assets, child custody, or child support, individuals pursuing a divorce must take caution not to use schemes that will undoubtedly harm their chances in receiving what they want or compromise what is in the best interests of all parties involved.
The following tips may be able to help you avoid some of the most common mistakes made by individuals during their divorce.
Never Use A Child As Leverage
Your children are likely the most important thing in the world to you. There have been instances where one side will attempt to influence the other to get what they want by utilizing dirty tactics such as threats of limited visitation. It’s understandable to be enraged if placed in such a position. However, don’t lower yourself to that level and attempt to do the same.
Your attorney’s assistance and guidance will be invaluable in this instance, so trust them. If you have been a responsible parent, the evidence will speak for itself.
Avoid A Romantic Relationship Until After The Divorce Is Settled
Depending on the couple, a divorce may last months. During this time, it is common that either party may begin to move on and start a new life. A new life is usually signaled with a new romance. If possible, put off any romantic relationship until the divorce has been settled. The reason being that your soon-to-be ex-spouse may use your new relationship as grounds for adultery, making the situation for you and your lawyer much more difficult.
Never Neglect Having Representation
In a divorce, your attorney is your best friend. Always be 100 percent honest with your attorney and never leave any information out as it may arise during proceedings and be used against you. If any incriminating information should exist about you, your attorney will use the best of their ability to redirect focus and concentrate on what is important.
Verbal confrontation is no stranger to divorce proceedings. When your credibility as a capable parent or if your chances of receiving certain assets are challenged, then it’s understandable to become upset. Losing your temper, however, won’t help anyone, especially you. Allow your attorney to negotiate terms of child custody or asset distribution, and do your best to stay calm.
Divorce can be a difficult situation to deal with. However, the guidance of an attorney from Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, can help significantly. Contact one today at (760) 757-6854.