Many couples who decide to get divorced face the temptation to “get it over with” as quickly as possible. Divorce can be a deeply emotional and potentially stressful process, and while it is, of course, only natural to want to resolve it in as little time as is necessary, it is important to remember that this is a big step that must be handled with care.
Divorce is much more than a piece of paper – it is a plan for your future. For this reason, it is essential that you take your time to consider all angles, including:
Common Problems Associate with Rushed Divorces
One of the biggest pitfalls people fall into during a rushed divorce process is failing to consider the financial implications of their decisions. For example, a spouse who is willing to settle for “anything” just to get the divorce finalized may end up cheating him or herself out of something they are rightfully entitled to. They may decide that they don’t care how property is divided and could lose out on a valuable asset, such as part of a pension for which they may have had a claim.
Alternatively, a spouse may decide that they are willing to indefinitely pay the other spouse’s rent just to get them out of the house. While this may seem like a good idea, initially, this is not a sustainable long-term solution. What happens if the spouse who has moved out moves into a new place with a more expensive rent? What if they do so with a new girlfriend or boyfriend – should the ex-spouse still be responsible for paying the rent? These are the types of scenarios that many people fail to consider when pursuing a rushed divorce.
Additionally, rushing a divorce can result in a lot of unresolved anger and emotional disappointment. Just because a couple has gotten legally divorced does not mean their emotions have kept pace. All too often, this leads couples right back into court to resolve conflicts that were never properly addressed in the first place. Not only is this a huge emotional burden, but it is also one that can take months or even years to resolve. Additionally, such processes are often costly in the long run.
Let Us Protect Your Rights During and After Divorce
If you are considering a divorce, it is important that you involve a qualified attorney who can help you think logically about all aspects of your divorce and how they will impact your future. By taking the time to handle your divorce correctly the first time, it is less likely that you will have lingering issues after your divorce.
Our San Diego divorce lawyers at Moore, Schulman & Moore, APC have more than 200 years of combined experience in the field of family law. We have helped countless Southern California families find smart and efficient solutions to their marital law issues – in fact, we’re known as San Diego’s Family Law Experts®.
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