If you are considering divorce or in the process of filing for it, you likely have many questions and concerns. Since divorce can be complicated and the decisions you make during it can affect your family life and future for years to come, it is important to avoid some of the most common divorce mistakes. These mistakes include:
1. Being Untruthful About Your Financial Status
In addition to separating from your spouse, a divorce will separate your finances. Therefore, it is essential for courts to have accurate financial information from both you and your spouse. This way, appropriate decisions regarding property division, spousal maintenance, and child support can be made.
If you purposely reduce your income, do not report a large asset, or lie about your financial status in any way, you may face serious consequences. To ensure a smooth and efficient divorce, you and your spouse must be honest when revealing your assets and debts.
2. Making Uninformed Decisions
Since divorce is more common today than ever before, there are a variety of options for getting divorced. For instance, some couples turn to mediation rather than litigation. A mediator can help a couple come to an agreement related to custody, property division, and other divorce-related issues. Other couples decide to legally separate rather than divorce. To make the right decisions for your particular family and situation, you should educate yourself on all of the options.
3. Failing to Compromise
The key to a cost-effective and efficient divorce process is compromise. You should be willing to compromise with your spouse and spend your time focusing on big-picture items such as your child’s custody arrangement. If possible, refrain from arguing over small details such as which spouse will be able to keep an expensive piece of furniture.
4. Involving Your Children
Refrain from involving your children in your divorce. If you tell them too many details, they may feel stressed and overwhelmed. Do not put them in a situation where they have to choose your side or your spouse’s. This can be damaging and hurt your custody situation.
Contact Our Experienced DuPage County Divorce Lawyers
If you are going through a divorce and would like to increase your chances of a positive case outcome, contact our experienced DuPage County divorce lawyers at Mevorah Law Offices, LLC. We are dedicated to educating you on all of your options and making your divorce as seamless as possible.
Whether you are going through a divorce, injured in an accident, need to file a workers' compensation claim, charged with a crime, immigrating to the United States, or need to file for bankruptcy, Mevorah Law Offices LLC can help. Our trial lawyers have over 40 years of experience helping clients throughout Northern Illinois from five offices in Lombard, Bloomindale, Naperville, St. Charles, and Chicago.
Steven Mevorah has assembled experienced attorneys under one roof so that his clients need not search for a new attorney each time they need help. Mr. Mevorah has also established a wide network of additional attorneys so that his clients merely need to stop by Mevorah Law Offices LLC to find the attorney they need.
Our practice is focused on meeting your needs with flexible hours and locations to serve you: