Going through something as challenging as getting a divorce can be difficult even for the strongest of people. In addition to the emotions and heartbreak you feel, there are many legal challenges and complexities that must be addressed to achieve a fair outcome. A divorce can be expensive emotionally and financially. Because of how complicated the process of divorce can be, it is critical that you avoid making costly mistakes.

Here are five common mistakes made in Gaffney divorces:

  1. Choosing the wrong divorce attorney. The person you hire to help you through your divorce will be your advocate and your voice. You need the right person on your side to ensure you get the best outcome possible.
  2. Taking too much advice from family or friends. It will soon seem as if everyone has an opinion on what you should or should not do during your divorce proceedings. While the intentions of friends and family may be good, without a legal understanding of the system their advice could harm you.
  3. Not understanding the legal process. You should educate yourself by talking with your lawyer about what to expect during the legal process. Knowing this can help you make the right decisions for your future.
  4. Not having realistic expectations. It is important to remember that there are two people in the divorce. No matter what happened to cause the divorce, in most cases both sides will have less individually than they possessed together.
  5. Hiding your money or assets. Trying to hide your assets to avoid having them taken from you can have serious consequences. Telling the truth is the best thing you can do to help your case.

At Holland & Usry, we understand how difficult a Gaffney divorce can be. With our help you can avoid making these common mistakes and get the guidance you need to ease the process and get the best resolution possible for your family. Call us today toll free at 888-230-1841 to schedule a confidential consultation with a South Carolina family law attorney.

Rob Usry
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Rob is a Spartanburg personal injury lawyer. Rob also practices as a workers' compensation attorney.