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7 Divorce Mistakes That Can Cost You Time, Money & Stress (Pt. 1)

Posted By Legal Team | March 19 2018 | Divorce

While divorce can be difficult, making certain mistakes during the divorce process can end up complicating your case, costing you more money and stress to officially end your marriage.
Although this may be distressing news, being informed about common divorce mistakes to avoid can help you sidestep costly complications with your divorce, allowing you to resolve your case more efficiently and possibly more favorably.
To highlight some of the things to avoid doing during divorce, in this blog series, we’ll reveal some of the most common and costly divorce mistakes people make. If, however, you need some more professional advice regarding your divorce and/or you are ready for experienced help from a skilled divorce lawyer, it’s time to contact trusted Scottsdale Divorce Attorney Karen Schoenau. She has the skills and experience you can rely on for aggressive, effective divorce representation.

Don’t Make These Divorce Mistakes

1 – Using the Divorce Process for Revenge.

The end of a marriage can come with a lot of bitterness and anger, especially if allegations of infidelity or other misconduct arise during a divorce. This can lead people to want to use their divorce process to get revenge on an ex in various ways, such as by refusing to compromise, making false allegations of domestic violence, fighting for things they don’t really want, etc.
Having revenge be a primary motivation through the divorce process, however, is a big divorce mistake because it can end up resulting in:

  • A divorce case taking longer – and costing more – to resolve.
  • Less favorable outcomes to divorce, as judges may be less willing to rule in favor of people who are obviously trying to get revenge through the family court system.
  • Unnecessary stress to people’s children, as it’s not uncommon that vengeful divorce proceedings will intensify the involved children’s stresses.

2 – Moving out of the Marital Home.

Although you may want to set up your own separate living space as soon as possible, moving out of the marital home too quickly can end up being a divorce mistake in some cases. This is because moving out can end up impacting:

  • Requests to retain possession and/or access to the marital home – If you move out and your ex stays in the home, your ex may have more claim to staying in the home after the divorce.
  • Child custody aspects of divorce cases.

We want to highlight here, however, that divorcing partners should NOT stay in their marital home if their safety or the safety of their children is at risk due to abuse or domestic violence. Continuing to live in the shared home during divorce is only advisable when it will not affect your and/or your children’s safety.
More divorce mistakes will be highlighted in the two additional parts of this blog series that will be published soon. Don’t miss them!

Scottsdale Divorce Attorney at the Law Office of Karen A. Schoenau

When you are ready to move forward with divorce, you can rely on Scottsdale Divorce Attorney Karen Schoenau for honest answers and effective divorce representation. For nearly three decades, Karen Schoenau has been committed to providing her clients with the highest-quality family legal services, and she is ready to put her experience, skills and resources to work helping you.
To find out about how Attorney Karen Schoenau at the Law Office of Karen A. Schoenau can help you, schedule an initial consultation with her today by calling (480) 209-1918 or by emailing us using the drop-down contact form at the top of this page.
From her offices based in Scottsdale, Attorney Karen Schoenau represents clients throughout the metropolitan Scottsdale area, including Scottsdale, Mesa, Surprise, Maricopa County, Pinal County, Gila County and throughout the state of Arizona.

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