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Common mistakes may prevent successful divorce proceeding

A marital breakup in Texas can impact multiple parties -- not just the husband and wife going through it. For instance, the scars left behind after a divorce may end up being passed down to future generations. Feelings of shame, blame, anger and despair often surround divorce proceedings, but a few tips may help those going through divorce to avoid making mistakes they will regret down the road.

First, having rational expectations regarding the divorce outcome, costs and timing is critical. Typically, emotions run high during divorce proceedings, so the everyday decision-making and mindsets of the spouses involved in them are altered. Unfortunately, if spouses make decisions based on how they feel and not necessarily on what makes sense from a logical standpoint, they can make major mistakes.

Second, being honest during a divorce proceeding is invaluable. This, of course, includes being honest with oneself and with one's spouse about finances and other important matters. But it also includes being honest with an attorney. Some clients choose not to disclose all divorce information to their attorneys for fear of being judged, but by doing this, they may end up hurting their own divorce cases.

Navigating a divorce proceeding is not easy due to the financial and emotional confusion it can cause. However, a qualified attorney in Texas can offer the guidance needed to make expedient decisions each step of the way. The attorney's goal as the client's advocate is to make sure that his or her best interests are ultimately pursued during this type of family law proceeding.

Source: forbes.com, "Alleviate Divorce Pain By Avoiding These 7 Common Mistakes", Michael F. Kay Log, Jan. 9, 2018

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