Marriage is supposed to be a sacred covenant between two people. You say your vows and expect to spend your lives together. Unfortunately, there may come a time when one of the spouses ends up straying and breaks that vow. While it doesn't happen all the time, it happens more often than you think. Divorces are actually quite common today. Whether it be because of infidelity, money, or personal issues, a divorce case can be confusing and downright frustrating for the other party. To help you get through your case as quickly and painlessly as possible, avoid making one of these costly mistakes.
Talking badly about the other person in front of the children.
While you might be upset at the other person, you cannot go around discussing your adult affairs in front of the children. Your children need to know how much you care about them. They need to know that they are not the reason this whole thing started in the first place. It is up to you to make them feel loved and wanted, not stick them in the middle of your bitter divorce case. Adult matters should never be discussed in front of the children. Keep all of the negativity to yourself when the children are around.
Attempting to hide assets from the court.
While it might be natural to try and hide money from the other party to prevent them from robbing you blind and taking even more from you, you have to be honest about the assets that were acquired during the marriage. It is then up to the court to determine who is going to get what.
Not knowing the value of the assets.
Another thing you need to know is how much an asset is worth. Knowing how liquid an asset is can go a long way in making sure you get the settlement amount you should. It isn't going to do you any good to get the house if you don't have any other liquid assets that you can use to pay for it. Equal liquidity is important to making sure you both walk away with an equal share.
By not making one of the errors above, you can get through your case and move on to other things that are more important and less stressful. Allowing your divorce attorney to work for you and get to the bottom of your case can help alleviate some of the frustration you might be feeling.