A divorce can be a very stressful and potentially overwhelming event. Given this, it can be rather easy for a person to fall into mistakes when it comes to their divorce, especially if they try to handle their divorce without any legal help.
There are many different potential divorce mistakes. One is focusing so much on the present that you don’t give proper thought to the future.
Not thinking about the future when going through a divorce can be very detrimental for a person. For one, it could have some long-term negative implications when it comes to financial matters.
Divorce can lead to a lot of financial changes in a person’s life. Failing to think about and plan for one’s financial future when going through a divorce could lead to a person not properly adjusting to such changes and failing to take proper steps to help steer property division and other financial issues in the divorce towards resolutions that are a good match for their long-term financial best interests.
Some things that can help divorcing individuals when it comes to planning for the future in regards to finances and avoiding the above-mentioned divorce mistake include:
- Setting up a financial plan.
- Carefully thinking about what their financial goals are for their post-divorce life.
- Carefully thinking about long-term implications when in proceedings or negotiations regarding finance-related divorce issues, like the division of assets.
Divorce attorneys can help individuals stay focused on the big picture when it comes to divorce matters and assist them in avoiding common divorce mistakes, like not thinking enough about the future when in a divorce. Such attorneys can work with their clients to help get a clear picture of what their clients’ long-term financial goals are and help their clients understand how the different aspects of their divorce could potentially impact their ability to achieve these goals in the long run.
Source: The Huffington Post, “10 Common Mistakes People Make In Divorce (And How To Avoid Them),” Brittany Wong, July 29, 2015