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Top Twenty Divorce Mistakes – Part 2

We continue with the top twenty divorce mistakes:


Divorce Mistake #4: Forcing the kids to take sides.  It is a painful time – you are angry and just want to hurt your spouse, but never, ever use your kids as pawns in the process.  The best thing you can do for them is remind them that both parents love them and will be there for them, no matter what happens. Resist the urge to badmouth your soon-to-be ex in front of your kids, no matter what he’s done.


Divorce Mistake #5: Having completely unrealistic expectations. Too many enter divorce proceedings expecting they will get everything they want; often, their demands are exaggerated.  Finances, property, children, etc. are now in dispute.  Make your demands reasonable and don’t expect to get everything.


Divorce Mistake #6: Withholding information from your attorney.  Remember your lawyer represents you, and you should trust him or her.  Don’t withhold information about finances, your actions during the marriage or future plans.  If you want your attorney to be effective,  she needs to know the truth.