Are Are You Getting Divorced in Florida? Here are Four Common Mistakes You Need to Avoid
Divorce is relatively common in Florida. In fact, according to data provided by the Census Bureau, Florida’s divorce rate is the 7th highest in the entire country. While there is no doubt that divorce can put immense psychological and financial stress on a family, there are strategies you can use to make the process work better for your family. To put it bluntly, for some couples divorce is simply the right choice. Still, you need to go through the process with proper care and with the assistance of a qualified family law attorney. The unfortunate fact is that many people cause tremendous damage to their relationships with their spouse, their children or their bank account by making avoidable mistakes during the divorce process. If you are considering divorce in Central Florida, please be sure to avoid the following four common mistakes.
- Lacking Organization
During the divorce process, organization is critically important. This is true for several different reasons, the first being efficiency. If you are unable to produce all relevant documents and records at the beginning of the process, you may have to spend a lot of time trying to track these things down. This can grind the process to a sudden halt. No one wants their divorce to drag on needlessly. Additionally, it is very important to stay organized in order to reduce the risk conflict. By keeping yourself organized, you and your spouse will be able to better understand the situation and clarify your collective and individual interests. Finally, you must stay organized to protect your rights. If you are missing important documents or information, your interests may not be fairly considered during the divorce proceedings.
- Not Considering the Emotional Well-Being of Your Children
Divorcing couples always need to focus on the interests of their children. Any divorce can be hard on kids, but a contentious divorce can cause serious, and long-lasting damage to the parent-child relationship and to your children’s emotional well-being. The bottom line is that children are not assets. Issues involving them need to be handled with great care.
- Failing to Get Everything in Writing
When you are going through a divorce, you need to dot your ‘I’s’ and cross your ‘T’s. This means getting every important statement or agreement in writing. It is very difficult to enforce oral promises made during the divorce process. By getting everything in writing, you will be able to better protect your rights and interests.
- Taking the Do-it-Yourself Approach
Divorce is complicated, particularly if you have a large amounts of assets or if you have children. You should never go through a divorce alone. You need an experienced Orlando divorce lawyer by your side throughout the entirety of the process. Your lawyer will be able to protect the rights and interests of you and your family. At Law Offices of Steve W. Marsee, P.A., we have extensive experience handling Florida divorce cases. If you are considering a divorce in Central Florida, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team today to request your initial legal consultation.