Divorces can be highly stressful and confusing, but Nevada couples should try to avoid making some of the most common mistakes. Going about the process in the wrong way could have devastating results including the loss of child custody and long-term financial problems for one spouse. Fighting about divorce issues that are relatively unimportant while forgetting the big picture can also have a negative impact on children.
Many people make the divorce mistake of entering into negotiations completely unprepared. Before beginning property division negotiations, it's important to assess what marital assets are involved, how much they are worth and what the tax consequences of various settlement scenarios would be. When a divorce involves children, it is crucial to have a clear understanding of the differences between legal and physical custody.
Although many people who are going through a divorce are angry with their spouse, it is a mistake to start out the proceedings by going on the offensive. This will inevitably result in the other spouse becoming defensive, and both parties will end up arguing over divorce issues for a lot longer. Another mistake that a lot of people make when they divorce is forgetting that anything posted on social media can and will be used against them. To avoid this problem, it may be advisable to stop using Facebook altogether for a period of time until wounds have healed.
Working with an attorney may be a good way for a person to avoid mistakes when facing the end of a marriage. A family law attorney may be able to help a client understand the legal process more clearly and identify what issues are worth fighting over.