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Top 5 Divorce Mistakes

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 healthy way.

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 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 on plumbing?

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​