The divorce process can be emotionally trying and can also have a long-term effect on your wellbeing. As your family lawyer, I, W. Sloan Goforth, Attorney at Law, am here to help you avoid several common divorce mistakes that could result in unfortunate long-term consequences.
Rushing the Process
Once you and your spouse decide to get divorced, you may want to get the process over with as quickly as possible. Although the divorce process does not have to be lengthy, rushing into decisions could harm you later on. As your family lawyer, I will make sure that you carefully consider all of the legal and financial consequences associated with each issue you face.
Allowing Others to Have an Overbearing Influence
As your divorce progresses, your family members and friends will likely have certain opinions about what you should do. Although their advice may be beneficial in certain situations, it’s important to do what is best for you. As your family lawyer, I will help you keep your best interests in mind, so that you are not persuaded by the opinions of others.
Failing to Account for All Assets
During the property division process, it is crucial that you are fully aware of all of your assets and liabilities. These may include real estate, motor vehicles, personal property, cash accounts, retirement accounts, life insurance policies, and more. Failure to understand all of your assets could result in an unfair settlement or additional legal proceedings. I will make sure that all of your assets are accounted for before any property-related proceedings begin.