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4 Things Not to Do During a Divorce

Going through a divorce can be a complicated process. From finances, to children, to moving, there are many issues that must be dealt with in a timely manner to ensure your personal well-being and your family is safe. However, there are some things that should be avoided throughout the process. Below, we have listed 4 things you should avoid before and during the divorce process.

1.Never go through a divorce without a hiring a lawyer.

No matter how cordial the relationship between you and your partner may seem, it is best practice to hire an experienced divorce attorney when filing for divorce. Although it may feel as though you and your partner are working well together through the process, a skilled lawyer will be able to address the finer details that the two of you may not consider.

2.Never go through a divorce without considering your children.

More than likely, children experiencing divorcing parents will undergo confusing mental and emotional experiences. It is important that divorcing parents provide some type of counseling whether it is as a family or with professional therapists. In addition, it is important to speak with your attorney about custody or visitation schedules. By providing your children with this type of information before the changes are applied to their lives, they may feel more comfortable with their new living situations rather than confused.

3.Never agree to split retirement accounts by defined monetary value.

Instead, split retirement funds by percentage. It is important to do so due to the fluctuation of monetary values. By splitting a fund by percentage, neither of the two spouses come out empty-handed. For example, a divorcing couple may decide that the woman will take $25,000 of the retirement account and the man will take the remainder. However, if the economy crashes, the entire value of the retirement account may be $25,000. If the written agreement states the woman will take $25,000, the man will be left with nothing. An experienced divorce lawyer should manage this issue appropriately.

4.Never become too stubborn to deal with issues.

Because divorce can be an exhausting experience, a partner might become extremely impatient and difficult to work with. It is important to remember that a divorce will run much smoother if both parties remain proactive throughout the process. By a hiring a divorce lawyer, you will be more able to focus on the emotional process while the attorney works hard to safeguard the financial aspects of the process.

Divorces are almost never easy or simple. However, by avoiding some of the most common mistakes, your divorce process can run smoother. In addition, you and your partner will be able to avoid any faulty informal agreements that may have occurred before or during the divorce process.

When to Call Hager, Schwartz & Ross, P.A.

The Southern Florida divorce lawyers at Hager, Schwartz & Ross, P.A. are compassionate and skilled in all areas of family law. Our team is dedicated to giving our clients the representation they deserve from beginning to end, no matter how difficult your divorce or family may seem. Our firm possesses the experience to help make the process smooth for you and your family. We are board-certified family law specialists and promise to examine all the various intricacies of your case.

To discuss your case, contact our Southern Florida divorce attorneys today. We have over 70 years of combined experience dealing with family law case!