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Biggest Mistake People Make During a Divorce

Biggest Mistake People Make During a Divorce

Undergoing a divorce can be very overwhelming for soon-to-be ex-couples. They will have to see each other in court, discuss issues about their marriage, etc. — even if they suffered a bitter end. There will be many things brought to light that may be difficult for both parties, but undergoing this process is essential for the proper disposition of the case.

A divorce is (hopefully) a very unfamiliar event, and, understandably, both parties will be emotional during the process. But emotion should not be something that affects the behavior of the parties during the case.

The single biggest mistake that people make during a divorce is allowing that emotion to affect their actions and behavior during the pendency of the divorce case.

Anyone undergoing a divorce must understand that they have weaknesses, especially since they’re going through a tough time. But those weaknesses should not be demonstrated to a literally judging audience over and over again by being emotional in their communications.

What should I do?

The best thing you can do to help your divorce case is to stay calm. Though emotions are rampant and strong at this time, do your best to stay grounded.

Don’t send that bad email telling your ex that he/ she is a bad parent. Don’t argue with them in front of the lawyers or the mediators. Maintain a civil relationship and close your marriage on a good note.

A divorce proceeding should be based purely on the facts while putting emotions to the side. This will do a lot in helping your case, especially in matters such as parental rights and child custody.

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Senior Associate

Fort Collins

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