At the Law Offices of Marc E. Mitzner, we’ve handled quite a few
divorce cases over the last 20 years. In that time, we’ve seen people
make great decisions, and others who have made critical mistakes which
impacted the outcome of their case. Today we’re discussing five
of the most common mistakes people make during the divorce process, and
how you can avoid them.
Failure to Identify Goals
Divorce is a process, and a failure to at least identify your goals can
cause big problems down the line. If this seems a bit overwhelming, don’t
worry – an experienced divorce attorney will absolutely help you
figure out what your goals are for the divorce, and will make sure that
every step you take is with your goals in mind.
Trying to Use the Court to Settle Relationship Disputes
It’s no secret that there is often animosity between divorcing couples.
This is natural, but it can become a problem when you try to use the divorce
process to settle arguments or get revenge. Far too often, people will
refuse to compromise during property division simply out of spite. While
they may get some temporary satisfaction, this usually ends up costing
you more time, money, and headache.
Letting Your Emotions Take Over
Ignoring your emotions during a divorce can be very harmful, but letting
your emotions control you can be even worse. Decisions which are based
on spite, anger, or frustration are rarely in your best interest in a
divorce. If you’re struggling to deal with your feelings, don’t
worry – this is very common! The best thing you can do is to find
a good therapist or counselor to help you deal with your emotions in a
Putting Your Needs Ahead of Your Kids
When children are involved, the divorce process can become far more complicated
and contentious. Many parents simply don’t know how to talk to their
kids about their divorce, so they choose to avoid the topic altogether. See
our blog or
video center for more information about helping children through a divorce.
Hiring the Wrong Lawyer
Many people make the mistake of choosing a generalist, rather than an attorney
who focuses or specializes in family law. The trouble is, these attorneys
usually understand divorce on paper, but aren’t aware of the subtleties
of the process. Imagine you’re repiping your home – would
you rather hire a general handyman, or a contractor who focuses exclusively
Our firm’s founding attorney, Marc Mitzner, is one of just a handful
of certified family law specialists in California, and has remained solely
focused on family law for more than twenty years. We truly have a passion
for helping people resolve their family law issues, and will put our decades
of experience to work for you when you hire our firm.
Call our Orange County family lawyer today at (714) 953-3093