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10 mistakes Nevada couples make during divorce

The divorce process in Nevada is rarely easy to bear. It seems that there are a number of common mistakes many couples make one undergoing the divorce process, which can ultimately make the entire ordeal that much more difficult. There are ten specific things listed as pitfalls every divorcing couple should try to avoid.

Firstly, each party in a divorce should make efforts to avoid portraying themselves as the victim. In fact, each party of the divorce should not even consider himself or herself a victim on a personal level. It is also recommended that couples avoid blaming one another for the cause the divorce, regardless of the catalyst behind the decision to separate.

Divorcing couples who have children should avoid speaking ill of one another in front of those children. Believe it or not, a child's self-esteem can be damaged by parental fighting or backlash. Parents who accidentally speak ill of a co-parent should make an effort to apologize to the child or children immediately.

The courtroom is not a battlefield and should be off-limits for vengeful retaliation. However, each party to a divorce is encouraged to prepare a formal affidavit explaining oneself, one's actions or one's side of the story. Additionally, couples should avoid simultaneously preparing a parenting plan and dividing assets.

It is also recommended that couples avoid becoming involved with another person or dating someone seriously until divorce is finalized. Emotions should not fuel decision-making during the divorce process. Couples should avoid making financial decisions based on emotional attachment to material things like a family home and other heirlooms.

Prolonging important decisions is another pitfall of divorce. Unfortunately, every decision in a divorce can be considered important. As such, many Nevada couples find benefit in seeking the aid of legal counsel to navigate the divorce process. Divorce does not have to be a defining point in someone's life. The right support can make all the difference.

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