Divorce is a difficult process for everyone involved. While divorce can end amicably, it is also possible for things to go wrong. If you are preparing to file for a divorce, it is essential to be aware of what can go wrong during a divorce, as it can help protect your rights in the long run.
#1: Court Battles
If divorce proceedings are not going as planned between both parties, there is the risk of a full-blown court battle that is emotionally taxing and more expensive. After talks and meditation have fallen through, one party may stop negotiations and force the proceedings to divorce court. It is in the best interest of all parties involved to do everything they can to settle a divorce outside of court.
#2: Financial Problems
Many things can lead to financial problems during a divorce. Not having all financial documents accounted for in the early stages of the process or not having realistic expectations about what your future finances will look like after the divorce can lead to pain and further problems down the line, such as bankruptcy and foreclosure.
Sometimes both parties have trouble dividing assets, or one party hides assets from another, which can prolong the process entirely. Ensuring you have all finances accounted for, are honest about your assets, and have realistic expectations of what you need from the divorce beforehand can help you be better prepared for the future.
#3: Emotional Manipulation
Divorce is an emotionally charged experience, and each partner's emotional state can significantly impact the proceedings. One partner may bully or harass the other into an unfair settlement, or one party may let emotions dictate demands in the negotiations. Emotional entanglement can elongate the process, leading to more challenging times for both parties. It is best to maintain a calm emotional state and let logic and facts dictate the talks.
#4: Conflicts with Children
Long, drawn-out divorce processes can be hard on kids. The more partners fight during divorce, the more damaging it will be on children and impact them in the future. Many children also feel the need to act out or display problematic behavior when parents are splitting up. Avoiding letting emotions interrupt the healthy child-parent relationship is essential in ensuring a better future.
Why It’s Important to Have Experienced Legal Guidance
The best way to reduce problems in your divorce process is by having an experienced attorney on your side. Choosing the right legal guidance can help you ensure all documents are filed and accounted for and can help maintain logic in proceedings to make the process less painful. The attorneys at Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews, P.C. have the care and compassion to help you avoid everything that can go wrong during your divorce.
Contact us today at (916) 794-4576 to ensure you are prepared for everything the divorce process can throw at you.