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Costly mistakes that all divorcing couples should avoid

Many Texas residents know how difficult a divorce can be for the entire family -- not just the estranged spouses. As much as the spouses are looking forward to a happier life apart, the divorce often affects the children profoundly.

Children can suffer the brunt of a divorce when parents fight or make allegations against each other in their presence. Therefore, it is important to recognize some of the various mistakes that are commonly made by many divorcing couples and try and avoid them to reduce the emotional harm to other people.

The first thing for anyone going through a divorce is to understand what they want after or even during the divorce. Their goals can be independence, financial security, wellbeing for the children or anything else. It is important to make sure that all such expectations are brought forth by both parties in order to enable an amicable divorce settlement. Finding an experienced divorce attorney who can help put forth such demands and arguments effectively in order to help in the divorce settlement can be very beneficial and effective.

In addition to getting an experienced attorney, it can also be important to consult financial experts who can help the couple figure out the various financial aspects of the divorce including property division, spousal support or even child support.

Additionally, one of the spouses may become suspicious that their former spouse is trying to hide assets and wealth from them during the divorce process. In such cases, having a financial advisor as well as an attorney can be beneficial in the long term.

Source: The Huffington Post, "10 common mistakes people make in divorce (and how to avoid them)," Brittany Wong, July 29, 2015

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