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Things to avoid in a Colorado divorce

| Jul 12, 2013 | Family Law |

Wheat Ridge, Colorado, residents like all other Americans, are not immune to divorce and they understand that many marriages end in divorce. Divorce is an emotional process but it can be a start to put the life of a person’s back together.

When a couple divorces, there are things that need to be settled. Those issues focus mainly on property division, spousal support, and most importantly, the interests of their children. Going through divorce, therefore, should not be only about the separating couple — the soon-to-be ex spouses should know that their divorce may affect many things. Regardless of the situation, a divorcing spouse should not play the victim and shift the blame to his or her partner. A divorcing spouse should not speak negatively about the other parent in front of the children in order to avoid affecting their self-esteem and, potentially, hurting their feelings.

It is also important to remember that the courtroom is not the proper place to seek revenge on the ex-wife or husband. Instead, the spouse should focus on how he or she will be better off after the divorce. The same thing should apply when submitting affidavits. If an affidavit states details that are negative about an ex-spouse, they can never be taken back. Stating facts rather than perspective is appropriate and those facts will help the family court to make a final decision regarding the divorce.

It is not advisable to resolve property division and concerns about the child at the same time. Asset division and child support and custody are important and they need time and consideration to work out. It is important not to use the children as pawns to negotiate property division. It is advisable to settle distribution of properties first before deciding on parenting issues.

As much as possible, a divorcing spouse should put emotions aside so that they do not affect his or her decisions. Divorce is a crucial family law issue step forward after the marriage has ended. To make sound decisions while a spouse is still in the middle of the divorce, he or she should consult a knowledgeable legal professional with knowledge in that area of the law.

Source: Huffington Post, “Getting Divorced? 10 Mistakes to Avoid,” Karen Stewart, June 27, 2013

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