Mistakes can be costly when you’re going through a divorce in Florida. You need to take the time to do your research, find out about all of your legal options, and make sure you don’t overlook anything — or do anything incorrectly — so that you make things worse for yourself.
For example, one of the most common mistakes is that people fail to get all of the financial information that they need. They don’t know how much money is in the bank accounts, they don’t know what other assets they have in investments, or they overlook other sources of funds. This is especially an issue when one person is usually in charge of all of the finances and so the other person doesn’t even know where to begin.
Another mistake people make is letting their anger control them. They simply get so mad at the other person that they try to win every single little battle. In the end, this creates a ton of stress and they wear down, meaning they may end up losing the most important battles — like child custody — because they used all of their energy and emotion on little things.
Finally, people who are getting divorced are often tempted to use social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to talk publicly about the process. They vent about it, they insult their spouses, or they try to get support from their friends. Not only is this only going to make the whole thing worse, but it can often come back around in court, where the other party can use it against them.
Source: Huffington Post, “10 Legal Mistakes People Make During Divorce (And How Not To Make Them!),” accessed Oct. 01, 2015