How To Avoid the Mistakes Many People Make in A Divorce
Posted on Apr 18, 2013 12:00am PDT
We all make mistakes, both in our professional and personal lives. Sometimes
these mistakes have future consequences that are not as easily seen in
the present. Mistakes that Georgia couples make in a divorce may create
tension in a parent's relationship with their child or ex-spouse.
Because divorced spouses are often in one another's lives forever,
it is important to learn and avoid common mistakes made in divorces.
One common mistake people make in divorces is trying to handle the divorce
process alone. There are many emotional and financial considerations in
a divorce, and sometimes these considerations overlap. It is important
that divorcing individuals surround themselves with a support group that
may include a financial advisor, a lawyer, friends and family. Another
common mistake in a divorce is making quick decisions on serious issues.
Divorcing individuals may make impulsive decisions when it comes to moving
to a different state, switching jobs or seriously dating another individual.
In order to avoid making rushed decisions, divorcees should consider stepping
back, taking some time for themselves and trying to look at all of their
circumstances before coming to a decision. Allowing enough time to make
decisions may also assist the divorcing couple in avoiding having to go
to court. Many divorce cases involve a settlement agreement between the
spouses. A settlement agreement gives the parties freedom to decide how
they want to divide their property and other issues involved in the divorce.
After couples have come to an agreement, they may seek court approval.
Generally, unless the agreement grossly favors one party, a judge will
approve the settlement.
With emotions running high in a divorce, it is easy to say and do things
we do not mean. By being kind and staying focused on a new beginning,
newly divorced individuals may have better relationships with their children