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Divorce mistakes can have costly outcomes

On Behalf of | Feb 7, 2019 | Divorce |

When couples in San Antonio are ending their marriages, one of the most common mistakes is sharing too much information on their social media profiles — information that can ultimately impact the outcome of their family law proceedings. However, this is not the only faux pas made during the divorce process. A couple of other mistakes are common and can have negative financial consequences.

First, people often fail to do their due diligence when it comes to gathering important paperwork early-on. It is paramount that divorcing individuals collect bank statements and receipts showing how much they have spent on home improvements. They will also want to locate paperwork on their major assets, such as a home or car. With this information, it’s possible to get a better idea of all of the assets that need to be divided and how much they are worth. This is necessary for ensuring a comprehensive property division outcome.

Second, divorcing spouses often think that fighting at trial is the only way they can tackle divorce issues like asset distribution and spousal maintenance. The reality is that there are better ways of addressing these types of issues, and they include mediation and direct negotiation, for example. Through these methods, couples may be able to achieve a mutually satisfactory agreement without having to go to war in court.

Still, sometimes avoiding a divorce trial is not possible if the two people getting divorced cannot see eye to eye on certain issues. A judge must then determine what the outcomes of these issues will be. However, in this situation, an attorney can provide the guidance needed to achieve the most suitable outcome for a client in San Antonio.