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Common mistakes made when divorcing

Divorce is a unique experience for individuals throughout California, but there are quite a few common mistakes a person can make when in the process of a divorce. When considering a divorce, there a few checklist items that should be avoided.

One of the most common mistakes during an equitable split is that the settlement is often centered on the current conditions. It is important to consider future events that could affect the goals of completing an equitable split. Factoring in potential future events can prevent having to revisit the agreement in court. Maintaining the same lifestyle prior to a divorce may be difficult because the two households are essentially separating their finances. Assets may have to be sold, and lifestyle adjustments might need to be made to transition into a single lifestyle. Financial circumstances change when a divorce occurs. This means that both parties involved may need to achieve a higher level of financial education.

Having a solid understanding of the present financial situation and a reasonable outlook and goals for the future is the best way to avoid financial mistakes now. It also prepares an individual should circumstances change. Reckless remarriages are another thing to avoid. Financial pressures and other factors may drive a person to consider remarriage prematurely or in an otherwise unhealthy way. This puts people at a disadvantage, increasing the likelihood of divorce. The divorce rate is higher for second marriages.

If people are in the process of ending their marriage, they might want consult an attorney to be their advocate. This might help them better remain on top of their financial and other aspects of the divorce.

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