4 Common Divorce Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them

4 Common Divorce Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them

1.     Having Unrealistic Expectations and the Wrong Mindset

Having unrealistic expectations and the wrong mindset are the two most common divorce mistakes people can make.

There are many people that approach divorce as a battle and make decisions accordingly. While this makes divorce professionals a lot of money, rarely is it a good strategy. 

Divorce is hard and traumatic. If you are going through this life change you should be trying to mitigate the financial and emotional damages that occur as a result.

2.    Making Decisions Without Understanding Them

Being transparent and educating yourself, so you are in a position to make good decisions about your divorce is of utmost importance.

3. Thinking You Can Only Settle Your Divorce in Court

Most people can reach an accord without resorting to a judge – the stranger in the black robe.

For some reason, a divorce is a lawsuit. This automatically pits the spouses against each other.

High conflict litigation is very much like taking a flame thrower and burning everything in sight.

4. Choose Wisely

Above all, choose your battles wisely. Every “fight” you engage in has a cost. Don’t forget to breathe: oxygen in the brain is necessary for making good decisions.


Source = Eddie Stephens