Even in the best-case scenario, divorce is a challenging process. There are many things that go into divorce, and many of these things have the ability to largely impact your divorce, the amount of money it costs you, and the amount of stress you may have to deal with along the way. To save yourself from these troubles, there are some things you should avoid.
Always Hire a Divorce Attorney
One of the most common things we see in those who are looking to get a divorce is the lack of hiring an experienced Long Island family law attorney. All too often we see individuals seeking out the assistance of those “Do-it-yourself” places in a hitch to save money, only to end up out a few hundred bucks with a thrown out divorce case.
Working with a qualified divorce attorney will allow you to:
Have your questions answered
Get a thorough explanation of what to expect
Receive helpful feedback on your specific situation
Develop a plan of action
Many attorneys offer free consultations. This is a great place for you to sit down and talk about your potential divorce. A good attorney will be able to offer you advice and give you a plan moving forward.
Revenge Makes For Messy Divorces
Many times one spouse may choose to divorce as a means of revenge. This is one of the biggest mistakes we see our clients attempt to make. Acting purely on emotion is often a death sentence to your marriage. This is especially true when children are involved as it may single-handedly tarnish any lasting relationship you may have with your soon-to-be-ex, causing the child to have a difficult family life growing up.
The actions you make that lead to your divorce and your reasons for doing so will send ripples for years to come. It’s extremely important for you to make decisions about your future with a level head and clear mind to ensure you don’t regret your decisions later on down the road.
The Discovery Process Is a Must
Skipping out on important things in life comes with consequences. When it comes to your divorce, skipping the discovery process may end with your divorce in shambles. The discovery process is there for a reason, and this reason is to ensure you are making the right decisions about all aspects of your divorce.
Discovery will help ensure you are able to pursue the most favorable outcome possible regarding the distribution of your assets and debts. Going through a financial discovery allows you to receive important information such as:
Bank account statements
Statements about retirement funds and other savings accounts
Real estate holdings
Choosing not to go through the discovery process may leave you with many regrets down the road. You may not receive all of the assets that you should, or you may have to take on much more debt than you deserve due to skipping out on this process.
Have Questions? Speak With Us Today
Our team here at Wisselman, Harounian & Associates has been helping guide those looking to divorce through the process from start to finish. For over 40 years, we have always had our client’s best interest in mind and truly have a passion for seeing them succeed. We know divorce can be challenging, speak with us today and let us help.
Call (516) 406-8500 to schedule your free confidential consultation today.