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WHAT ARE SOME MISTAKES TO AVOID DURING A DIVORCE?

When you get a divorce, there are plenty of mistakes that can be made. You might be in a position where you want to leave your marriage quickly, or you could think that you aren't owed anything. While that could be true, and you might feel it's best to resolve your divorce without any disagreements or other issues, it may not be in your favor to move forward with your case in that way.

Don't agree to just anything because you want to get divorced as quickly as possible. You may be entitled to more than you expect, and it's fair to ask for what you deserve out of your marriage. Consider how long it's been and what you put into the marriage when you work on a settlement negotiation.

Guilt is a driving factor in many divorces, but that doesn't mean you need to leave your marriage with less. If you're feeling guilty, you might let the other person have more than they deserve, and that's not really fair to you. When it comes to money, your divorce is a business arrangement, nothing more or less.

When you get a divorce, remember that you have to consider the tax implications. If you agree to take more alimony, then you could have to pay for that in taxes. Remember to budget for that extra income; if you don't, you could be struggling later on.

No two divorces are the same, and it's important to take yours as it comes. Don't listen to stories about others' divorces, because their situations are different than yours.

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