In our last post we started discussing common mistakes that individuals make when it comes to divorce. When it comes to the legal side of things, a divorce lawyer says that it's important to not take legal advice from just anyone. While many people mean well, an attorney is going to be your best bet for sound legal advice.
A financial analyst also gave her opinion: don't make the mistake of not planning for your life after divorce. It's important to make a financial plan for your future. This plan should include details such as your assets, liabilities, income and expenses. It's important to have a clear and manageable plan.
Another mistake that some people make is not realizing just how long the divorce process can last and how costly it can be. While some might think divorce happens in a flash, for some couples it can take years. In that same breath, some couples may benefit from alternative routes such as mediation to keep costs down but fail to realize it as an option.
A mistake that some people make, perhaps especially women, is not speaking up. Emotions such as fear and guilt might creep up that keep an individual from expressing their needs. It's important to stand up for yourself and ask for what you deserve.
Finally, a dating coach recommends not jumping quickly into a rebound relationship. While the first person you meet post-divorce may satisfy needs that were not met during your marriage, it does not mean that that person is right for you. Make sure to take time to concentrate on yourself to become a happier and healthier you.