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Most Common Mistakes in Divorce

Posted by Ahluwalia Law Professional Corporation | Apr 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Divorce is difficult by nature.  Unfortunately, there are many common mistakes made that can complicate a divorce even further.  If you are facing a divorce, San Jose divorce lawyer Madan Ahluwalia, of Ahluwalia Law P.C., can help.  Below are some of the most common mistakes in divorce: 

1.) Letting Your Emotions Make the Decisions for You

For most couples, divorce is a very emotional event. However, you will be making decisions that will affect you and your children, if you have any, for years to come. Decisions made out of anger, grief, or fear can hurt you and your family in the long run. While it is difficult to set these feelings aside now, your decisions must be practical and based on the reality of what the future may hold.

2.) Getting in a Hurry

It is natural to just want to get things over with during a divorce, but you should not rush the process. Divorce can be painful or you may just want to move on to the next part of your life, however, it is important to slow down and do some serious planning. Getting in a hurry can lead to:

  • Giving up property and assets
  • Providing unfair spousal support
  • Uneven child custody rights

There are other mistakes that you could regret by pushing San Jose Divorce the process along to quickly. Thinking through each decision and discussing the benefits and consequences with a San Jose divorce attorney can help you make the best decisions for your future.

3.) Dragging it Out

On the other hand, some spouses will try to drag out the divorce process.  This can be by quibbling over every detail and changing their mind about topics that were already agreed upon and settled. This can be a stalling tactic, conscious or unconscious, on the part of a spouse who does not want the divorce.  Similarly, it can be an attempt to make things more difficult, frustrating and exhausting for the other spouse. A San Jose divorce lawyer can help the divorce process move along.

4.) Trying to Punish Your Spouse

One of the biggest mistakes you can make  is trying to use the divorce proceedings or the terms of the divorce to punish your spouse. Though, this is one of the most tempting mistake for many people in a divorce. The court is not there to satisfy your personal vendetta and frowns upon this type of behavior, even if your actions seem justified. The court will definitely take notice and this type of behavior becomes incredibly important when dealing with child custody.

To learn more about San Jose divorce, please call San Jose divorce attorney Madan Ahluwalia of Ahluwalia Law P.C. (408) 416-3149 or contact us online today.

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