Potentially Making a Bigger Mistake
It’s natural to want something difficult in your life to be over with as quickly as possible, but to allow that desire to guide your thinking and decision-making in a divorce could be more costly than you may realize. Divorce-related decisions can be some of the most important decisions one may have to make in their lifetime, and to rush through those decisions while being clouded by emotions could have a more negative impact than it may seem in the moment.
Though difficult, here are reasons why you should slow down when making decisions during a divorce.
Potential for an Unfair Settlement Agreement
One of the biggest dangers of rushing through a divorce is the potential for a settlement agreement that is unfairly leveraged in the favor of your spouse. Rushing at the opportunity to agree to the first settlement proposal that comes your way without taking the necessary time to review the terms presented and consult with your attorney could mean you missing out on a better agreement.
When presented with the terms for a potential settlement, it’s much wiser to slow down, absorb what is happening, and review everything with your attorney to determine whether or not you should accept the terms or continue negotiations.
Hasty Emotional Decisions Have Consequences
Making a decision in the heat of the moment may seem like the best thing to do when you want something completed quickly, but allowing your emotions to cloud your judgment could lead to consequences down the road that may not be favorable to you.
For example, you may be so incensed with your spouse that you intentionally attempt to drag out the process. While this might seem like a successful attempt at revenge, what you have done to yourself is not only increase the amount of time that it will take to complete your divorce, but you have also increased the cost on yourself, removing the potential of saving any money when the divorce is finalized.
When you feel your emotions starting to weigh heavy on you, know that you are not alone and do not have to make decisions on your own. Take a deep breath and speak with your divorce attorney on how best to proceed at any given moment.
Speak With Your Divorce Attorney
When presented with any divorce-related decision, it’s essential that you consult with an experienced divorce attorney who can help you understand both the short-term and long-term implications of your actions. At Verner Brumley Mueller Parker, we understand how difficult it can be to go through a divorce and make important decisions along the way; our team is committed to guiding you throughout each step of the process in order to help you achieve your goals and earn the best possible outcome.
To learn more about our divorce attorneys or to schedule a consultation, call us at (214) 225-6766 or visit us online.