Divorce is never an easy process, even if you both agree on the dispensation and the settlements. When there is contention, it can be particularly difficult. If you are preparing for a divorce, you need to be ready for the worst of the process. Unfortunately, there are some things that you could do that may inadvertently lead to problems with your divorce. Here are a few things that you need to keep in mind as you prepare to file.
Skip The Quick And Cheap Options
When it comes to filing your divorce, you've probably seen ads for the companies that insist they can get you a quick divorce at a really low price without you even needing to appear in court. When all you want is just to get everything over with, this could look really tempting.
Unfortunately, you can't be sure that these other divorce options are really going to get you there. You run the risk of having your divorce dismissed by the courts because of a technicality, oversight, or error on the part of the company.
Make Sure You Cover Your Bases
When you want the divorce finalized as soon as possible, you might consider cutting some corners and skipping some things that you might consider unnecessary. While there may be some single stages of the divorce process that you could skip, you don't want to skip the discovery process.
You might be tempted to tell your lawyer that you don't need discovery because there's nothing your spouse has hidden from you, but the discovery stage is an important part of the process. You may be surprised at what is uncovered when financial and property records are deeply analyzed, and it's well worth your attorney's time.
Don't Be Spiteful
No matter which side of the divorce you're on, you may find yourself feeling resentful at some stage along the way. This can lead you to make decisions about the divorce solely in an effort to get back at your spouse or to make things more difficult for him or her. This isn't going to get you where you want to be in this process.
Remember the end goal and make sure that you are being practical about your decisions. Don't give up on the things that matter, but don't make everything a sticking point in the effort to make things more difficult for your soon-to-be-ex.
Reach out to resources like the Law Offices of Athina K. Powers for more information.