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Don't fall victim to these divorce mistakes

The decision to end your marriage is one that can lead you down a road riddled with decisions. It is important that you carefully consider the options for each decision so that you consider how it might affect the divorce.

As you are working through the divorce issues, there are some mistakes that you need to make sure you avoid. Here are some for you to think about:

First, be careful what you say. People have gotten so used to saying anything that comes to mind that they don't realize this can work against them. You have to watch what you say out loud, but don't stop there. You should also think twice before you post things on social media. What you say on Facebook and other sites can be used against you in your divorce.

Second, don't let your emotions rule your decisions. Making emotional decisions could mean that you are only doing things to get back at your ex. This isn't the time for this. Instead, you need to focus on getting what you need.

Third, make sure that you have proof to backup any claims that you make. Lack of documentation can harm you in a divorce case. If you have time and can do so safely, make sure that you grab copies of financial records and similar documents.

You need to protect yourself during the divorce. Even if you and your ex ended things on a good note, you don't want to do anything that is actually harmful to your case, so make sure that you remain focused on your future.

Source: Our Family Wizard, "Dealing with Divorce Pitfalls," accessed Aug. 18, 2017

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