Avoid Common Mistakes and Ease the Pain of Divorce
20 December 2017IN: Family Law
Divorce is difficult. Learn how to make it easier by avoiding these pitfalls
Even in the best of circumstances, divorce is difficult. Emotions run high. There are major factors at play that will have lasting and deep repercussions for you, both personally and financially. Make sure to avoid the following common divorce pitfalls to help ensure the divorce process does not get even more tumultuous than it already is.
- Comparing your situations to others: Always remember that divorce proceedings involve a fact-specific analysis of your individual situation. No two divorces will look the same because no two marriages are the same.
- Setting unrealistic expectations: Whether it be the cost of divorce, what you will be getting out of the divorce, or how long the divorce process will take, managing your expectations is of the utmost importance in order to avoid a great deal of stress and disappointment during the divorce process. Just because you believe you are entitled to a certain outcome, does not mean it will actually end up resolving in that way, or that Tennessee law will allow for such an outcome.
- Being dishonest with your legal counsel: Divorce is personal. It involves many details of your personal life that you may be hesitant to share with others. Know this however, you do not want your divorce attorney to be blindsided by information being disclosed that you may have misrepresented or failed to disclose. Your attorney is on your side. It is in your best interest to be fully and completely honest and forthcoming with any information which may be relevant to your divorce.
- Going it alone: Divorce can be an isolating experience. Make sure to build up your support system before you enter the process. This may include a therapist, family, and friends.