Avoid these common mistakes when going through a divorce

Going through a divorce, and finding yourself overwhelmed, scared, or unsure how to proceed? These are all very common feelings that separating couples go through. There’s no other way to put it, divorce is tough, but here are three simple things you can do to help make this rough time in your life a little easier on yourself. Avoid these commonly made mistakes.

One mistake often made by couples going through a divorce is the thought that they can do it alone. This is an option but a divorce lawyer is someone skilled and seasoned in the practice of law. A good divorce lawyer will know and understand the in’s and out’s of the law and how it pertains to you.

Divorce is hard enough, you should be concerned with taking care of yourself and any children that may be affected by the separation and divorce of their parents. Leave the legal side of the divorce to someone you can trust, someone that is looking out for your best interest, and someone that understands how divorce proceedings work.

Another common mistake made by couples going through divorce is settling just to settle. This often happens when two people are still on good terms but have realized the marriage just isn’t working.

But as Jason Kohlmeyer of Mankato Family Law points out “the problem in a divorce case is there are so many emotions going on that trying to talk logically about why joint custody of the children is best or why the spouse should pay $3,000 a month usually falls on deaf ears and instead of making the deal happen it will cause the other spouse to just get mad!”

Ultimately divorce is not the end of a family, it’s just a reorganization. Southern Oaks Law Firm understands this and Taylor Fontenot will work hard to make sure the settlement is fair to you.