4 Common Errors In Divorce And How To Steer Clear Of Them
Don’t be hard on yourself if you feel unsure of what to do or not do as you approach divorce. There is no instruction manual suitable to your unique circumstances as your marriage is breaking up. The good news, however, is that many people have taken this path before you and found light at the end of the tunnel. You are not alone during this difficult life transition.
A caring, skilled family law attorney at Grotta & Associates, P.C., can evaluate your situation and advise you on things to watch out for. For starters, we advise all our client to stay away from the following common mistakes.
- Don’t be in a hurry to get your divorce settlement over with at the cost of careful planning. It is natural to want the process to be over so you can get on with your life, but you should not ignore important matters such as retirement income and anticipated child custody modifications as children mature.
- Resist the temptation to hide assets. The family court expects you to disclose all marital and nonmarital assets as part of division of assets, including collectibles, jewelry and cyber wealth like Bitcoin accounts.
- Don’t forget about your health and your children’s health care concerns. Will you need your spouse to pay your health insurance, and is this warranted? Who will exercise legal custody of the children with regard to doctors’ visits? Whose health care insurance will cover whom after the divorce?
- Don’t try a do-it-yourself divorce, please! Would you attempt do-it-yourself dentistry or gas line installation in your home? Maybe you would, but you should not take risks with your life circumstances after divorce. With decades of experience in family law, we have met many clients who made critical, irreversible mistakes when carrying out do-it-yourself divorces. We can help you avoid common missteps.
To Avoid Making Irreversible Or Costly Mistakes, Let Us Hear From You
Our head attorney has been practicing family law since 1975. The strength of our reputation has come from years of helping countless Illinois clients. Discuss your concerns with a lawyer by messaging us or calling 708-873-9500. Schedule an initial consultation at Grotta & Associates, P.C.. We welcome you at any of our four office locations in DuPage County, Will County and Cook County.