We serve clicnts in the Joliet Will County Illinois Area including Shorewood, Lockport, Frankfort, New Lenox, Shorewood, Manhattan
Hi- I'm Victoria Breslan a divorce and family attorney serving Joliet IL and the surrounding Will County communities.
I've devoted a large part of my practice to help clients avoid common divorce pitfalls and set them on the fast-track to emerge from divorce in the best emotional and financial shape possible.
In this ten part video series, I'm going to address some of the most common divorce mistakes to avoid if you are considering or currently in the process of a divorce.
Individually, any one of these mistakes could undermine the efforts of even the most experienced divorce lawyer and even destroy your chances of success.
So many times I see people who have make bad decisions due to stress, or not having the guidance of a lawyer to protect them
Don't be one of them. You can avoid big problems just by knowing about these 10 common divorce mistakes.
Mistake #1 -- Ignoring the problem and thinking it will go away.
OK, let's be real. If your spouse has mentioned the words, "I want a divorce." This is a serious problem and regardless of when and why it was stated it's not going to go away with time.
In almost all cases, one spouse is emotionally ready for divorce more so than the other and that spouse enters into the divorce case with a clear advantage.
Because the better prepared spouse almost always starts early, building their strategy and taking calculated actions while the emotionally unprepared spouse is usually caught completely off guard and reacts out of fear and emotion.
Going through a divorce is stressful and frazzling and each party tends to think they're the victim.
If you ignore the problem and let your emotions take control, rather than using logic, you will start out at a disadvantage in your case.
If your spouse is showing warning signs or has formally threatened an end to your marriage, that's your immediate wake-up call.
You need to either both agree to work on immediately repairing your marriage or start preparing for the end.
Be sure to check out some of our other information about divorce and family law videos on our channel and if you're thinking about hiring an attorney for a divorce or currently in a divorce and unhappy with the legal help you're currently receiving. Visit our website online at breslanlaw.com to request a free consultation with one of our attorneys or just give us a call at (815) 726-7950.