Mississippi Divorce Attorney Shares More Divorce Mistakes to Avoid

In the past, we have shared a few lists of mistakes that people would do well to avoid during their Mississippi divorce cases. When someone makes a mistake in the way that they handle their divorce, it can cause them a great deal of regret and frustration down the road. If people who are divorcing become aware of common divorce mistakes in advance, they can take steps to avoid them, thus ensuring that their divorce is a step forward into a future filled with positive things instead of frustration and regret.

One mistake that could lead to a lot of anger and frustration is signing a legal agreement without fully understanding it. Sometimes, divorce papers appear out of nowhere, complete with a settlement offer. While there is a time limit on how long you have to respond to divorce papers or papers that are exchanged during divorce proceedings, there is usually plenty of time for you to take whatever the proposed agreement is and discuss it with a family law attorney. Do not let the other party pressure you into “just signing it”, because it could have far-reaching consequences in every area of your life, including your finances, your residence, and the amount of time that you spend with your kids. Even if you think you understand the document, it is wise to seek help from a family law attorney so that they can help you to assess whether the proposed agreement is fair and propose an alternate agreement if it is not.

Another mistake is accepting less child support or spousal support than you need. If you are entitled to child support or spousal support, make sure that any proposed divorce agreement includes those items in an amount that will enable you to meet your needs and the needs of your children. There may be other ways to accomplish that, such as awards of assets or property in lieu of cash payments, but it is important that you be certain that your divorce agreement will give you what you need before you sign it. Again, this is where the advice of a family law attorney is indispensable.

Making decisions based upon your emotions instead of logic and reason can bring trouble in divorce cases. For example, it may be true that you love the home that your family lives in, and that you would like to continue living there. However, if you do the math on what it would cost you to keep the marital home, including what other assets you would have to give up in order to get it, and you find that you cannot afford to keep it, it is unwise to continue to pursue a divorce settlement that would give you the marital home.

Mississippi Divorce Attorney Matthew S. Poole can help you avoid common divorce mistakes and pursue a resolution of your divorce that will give you more of what is most important to you. Get the well informed advice that you need today, by calling (601) 573-7429, to schedule a free, initial consultation.

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Mississippi Divorce Attorney discusses mistakes to avoid in divorce cases.

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