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3 Biggest Mistakes that People Make When Getting a Divorce

Going through a divorce is a difficult process that takes a toll on an individual on many levels – including emotional, financial and physical.

However it is important that while you are going through the divorce process you remain in control and avoid making some of the biggest mistakes that can have long term consequences for both you and your family.

Mistake 1:

Not changing passwords to emails and other sensitive information.

One of the biggest mistakes that people can make when going through a divorce is forgetting to change the passwords to their email or social media accounts, thus giving the other party access to sensitive and private information that can later be used against them.

Remember that emails and other communication is admissible in court and is quite often used. Leaving emails open and exposing your highly sensitive information to your soon to be ex spouse can be devastating to the outcome of your divorce settlement. Always ensure that you change all passwords – including email, phone, social media sites that you belong to and anything else that the other party can use against you.

Mistake 2:

Making unreasonable motions that frustrate Judges

In many cases, people who are going through a divorce are fueled with anger and are overcome by their emotions. This can lead them to be spiteful and make motions before a court that are unreasonable, futile and only serve to frustrate the Judges and the other parties involved. Examples that I have seen over the years are making motions for pick up time to be moved by one hour or reducing the vacation time with the child by a day or two.

Such motions are not only a waste of the Court's time, but highly expensive and will ruin the way that the Judge views you and your case – which can have a negative impact on the final ruling in the divorce settlement.

Mistake 3:

Emotional Issues

One of the biggest mistakes that people make when going through a divorce is becoming driven by their emotions and not thinking rationally. They use up their attorney's time to discuss their emotional problems and this is expensive and ineffective.

It is the role of your attorney to take action and put in a divorce strategy for you that will ensure that you get the best outcome, in spite of how you are feeling at the present time. For a winning divorce strategy and intelligent, yet aggressive representation, contact the Law Offices of Brian D Perskin.