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Don't make these mistakes in your divorce

Imagine you're about to file for divorce, but you haven't learned very much about the process. You think you know what's ahead because you've heard about divorce from your friends and watched legal proceedings on television, Nevertheless, you could be setting yourself up for disaster if you don't seek professional assistance to help you navigate your marital dissolution.

Here are some divorce mistakes that a professional family law attorney will help you avoid:

Letting your emotions get the best of you

You will have specific legal rights as they apply to child custody, child support, spousal support and asset division. In fact, if your case goes to trial, it's likely that a judge will decide it in a very certain way - that is, unless you become unrealistic and allow your emotions to get the best of you. Divorce is a business process governed by clearly defined family laws. The more you know where you stand, the less likely you are to wage unreasonable battles that only make things more difficult for you - and could actually prevent you from receiving a fair divorce settlement - in the long run.

Failing to understand your financial situation

Many people assume they have a lot more money and assets in their marital estates than they actually do. Or worse, they are not aware of massive pools of assets that their spouse is strategically (and unlawfully) hiding from them. Failing to understand the scope of your marital financial situation will breed distrust between you and your ex during divorce negotiations. It could also cause you to have the wool pulled over your eyes and prevent you from receiving a fair shake in the asset division process.

When you navigate your divorce with a skilled attorney by your side, you will avoid common pitfalls while protecting your legal rights and options throughout your marital breakup.

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