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Three ways to avoid disaster during your divorce

Whether or not you thought your marriage was about to end, the beginning of a divorce can be an overwhelmingly emotional experience. Divorce, like one's wedding day, is something that you can only prepare so much for, but you only can experience it personally while you go through it. 

Because of this, some Ohio divorcees are prone to make mistakes that could cost them dearly (both in a monetary sense and a practical sense). To avoid these types of disasters in your divorce, we offer three helpful tips that you can apply.

Be sure to understand what you are doing - Just like any other major life decision, it is important to understand the legal (and practical) implications of the choices you will make through your divorce. As such, try to learn as much as you can. This can be done by having consultations with attorneys, reading articles and talking with mediators. 

Keep your emotions at bay - Divorce is just as much a business transaction as it is the end of a personal relationship. Because of this, it is important to keep your emotions in check so that you do not sacrifice (out of anger) things you would be entitled to. This notion also applies to actions that could get you in trouble before the court.

Don't settle for less than you are entitled to - In the same vein, avoid settling things just to "get it over with." Indeed, divorce can be an emotionally taxing experience, but you should not forgo things you are entitled to simply to move on.

Source:, The 5 worst mistakes people make during divorce, July 24, 2013

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