Getting divorced seems to be an uphill task for almost everyone because it drains you out emotionally and financially too. However, there are certain mistakes that can cost you more and in turn yielding less of benefits.
Let’s take a look at some of the mistakes that can turn divorce to be even more costly:
Hiring a wrong and pricey attorney
Many a times, people hire an attorney only going by his name. The common assumption is that an expensive lawyer should be good. But, you must look into the availability of the person. He should be ready to listen to your issues and give you a solution accordingly. Else, you may land up paying a huge amount of money for getting inadequate services.
You must also look into the past records of the Attorney to get an idea if he has handled a case of your kind or not. Evaluate the success rate of the lawyer too.
Hiring an incompetent financial planner or none at all
Some people may think of not hiring a financial planner at all. Take a re-look at your decision, because divorce leads to a lot of changes in your tax scenario. In the absence of an advisor or a planner you may land up paying more taxes than required.
Also, when you make a selection be sure to move to the right person because an inexperienced planner or someone who is only bothered about his own consultancy fee or share may make the divorce process quite an expensive one.
Making a note of assets
Much before you actually divorce your partner, you get to know that the relationship is heading for such dissolution. If so, then you must keep a note of fixed and liquid assets you have built over the period of time. Even if you have made very thin contribution to the property or assets, you must have a complete list of the same otherwise, you may land up losing it. Consequently, you may have to move to a new house which would add to your expenses.
Evaluate the economic support you are liable to get
Sometimes, people get into an irrational decision by getting unnecessarily emotional. It is certainly a state of emotions but, you should have a control on it so that you can judge a situation, analyse the same and make the right decision for you and for your dependent members.
Getting divorced is one of the worst phases of life wherein a person is devastated in many ways. However, one should be in his right senses before taking every step during this phase of life. Even prior to the actual divorce process one need to get prepared, mentally and otherwise too. One has to do a little research on various issues so that there is no regret after the court has given its verdict on the settlement. After all, the rest of your life would depend upon this settlement only.