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Divorce Mistakes: Unpreparedness, Approval, Timing

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the simplest mistakes we often see clients make during divorce proceedings. From failure to retain a quality divorce attorney to several others, there are sadly a number of pitfalls one can fall into during divorce cases – but with the right representation, these risks won’t be present for you. 

At Wood & Associates, we’re here to offer numerous family law attorney services, including divorce attorney solutions for anyone involved in such a case. Today’s part two of this series will look at a few additional errors to be sure to steer clear of during any divorce process.

Being Unprepared for Negotiations

Many divorce cases are resolved through settlement negotiations, rather than in a courtroom. Therefore, it is important to be well-prepared for any and all negotiations that may arise throughout the process. Having detailed information on your assets, debts and income can help you quickly address the points at hand while making sure nothing is overlooked or forgotten.

This is one major area where a quality divorce attorney can be of great help. An attorney will make sure that all relevant factors are taken into account and nothing is missed, ensuring you get the best possible outcome in any negotiation.

Failing to Obtain Court Approval for Agreements

Another common mistake we see clients making during a divorce process is failing to obtain court approval for agreements reached between both parties, particularly involving themes like child custody or visitation rights. Even if both parties have reached an agreement and all parties involved are happy with the outcome, it is still important to make sure that the court has officially approved of any custody agreements.

Agreeing to Terms Too Quickly

While we understand that many people just want to get their divorce over and done with, it is important to make sure that you understand exactly what you are agreeing to. Many people end up regretting their decisions later, when they realize the terms weren’t actually in their best interests or those of any other family members involved.

If you don’t understand a term or clause, it’s essential to take the time to ask your divorce attorney to explain it to you. This will help ensure that you understand exactly what you are agreeing to, and provide peace of mind that the agreement is fair and in line with your goals.

At Wood & Associates, we provide quality divorce attorney services for clients across the state. Our team of experienced attorneys can represent you throughout your case, ensuring that all of your legal rights are accounted for and that any agreement is in line with your best interests. Contact us today to get started with a free initial consultation!

New Office Opens 11/1/23

Our Battle Creek Office is on the Move!

We're still here to serve you while transitioning to our new and improved location. After November 1st, you can find us at:
2943 W Dickman Road
Battle Creek, MI 49037

Until then (before November 1st), you can find us at our temporary satellite office located on the lower level of Cherry Pointe Suites located at:

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