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Don't make these 10 mistakes in your divorce!

1. Agreeing to anything just to get the divorce over

Rationally analyze the terms of the divorce agreement, and do not hastily agree to anything just to speed up the process.

2. Giving up more than you should because you feel guilty

Perhaps you feel guilt about the end of the marriage, but this does not mean that you should cede territory just because of your emotions.

3. Letting anger control you

Anger is another common emotion in a divorce. It is perfectly natural, but do not let it cloud your better judgment.

4. Hiding assets

Trying to hide property can be considered fraudulent, and it will only end up hurting your case in the long run.

5. Failing to keep accurate records

You will need to make a detailed inventory of your assets--if it is not accurate, you could end up losing major assets.  This is particularly true if you are not in the primary marital residence or if assets are distributed geographically.

6. Ignoring tax consequence

Nobody likes to think about taxes, but your divorce could have significant implications for your taxes.

7. Not investigating fully

It is often wise to invest in a skilled attorney, financial adviser or even private investigator to aid you and prevent any oversights that will cost you down the road.  Proper preparation is essential.

8. Taking friends' advice

Friends are great support during a divorce, but you should not rely on their advice in place of legal counsel.

9. Picking a fight

Divorce can be contentious, but being overly aggressive can ultimately cost you bargaining power.

10. Hiring the wrong lawyer

When selecting an attorney, go with someone who has experience in divorce law and is familiar with your local and state laws.

1. Agreeing to anything just to get the divorce over

Rationally analyze the terms of the divorce agreement, and do not hastily agree to anything just to speed up the process.

2. Giving up more than you should because you feel guilty

Perhaps you feel guilt about the end of the marriage, but this does not mean that you should cede territory just because of your emotions.

3. Letting anger control you

Anger is another common emotion in a divorce. It is perfectly natural, but do not let it cloud your better judgment.

4. Hiding assets

Trying to hide property can be considered fraudulent, and it will only end up hurting your case in the long run.

5. Failing to keep accurate records

You will need to make a detailed inventory of your assets--if it is not accurate, you could end up losing major assets.  This is particularly true if you are not in the primary marital residence or if assets are distributed geographically.

6. Ignoring tax consequence

Nobody likes to think about taxes, but your divorce could have significant implications for your taxes.

7. Not investigating fully

It is often wise to invest in a skilled attorney, financial adviser or even private investigator to aid you and prevent any oversights that will cost you down the road.  Proper preparation is essential.

8. Taking friends' advice

Friends are great support during a divorce, but you should not rely on their advice in place of legal counsel.

9. Picking a fight

Divorce can be contentious, but being overly aggressive can ultimately cost you bargaining power.

10. Hiring the wrong lawyer

When selecting an attorney, go with someone who has experience in divorce law and is familiar with your local and state laws.

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