The divorce process is fraught with a vast spectrum of emotions, such as anger, disappointment, sadness, resentment, and relief. It also involves a substantial amount of complex paperwork and, depending on your circumstances, might require a whole host of experts to comb through your finances, especially if you are going through a high asset divorce. Anything can go wrong, but too much is at stake for you to make a preventable mistake, so it is crucial to do what you can to avoid them.


The missteps you make during the divorce process have consequences that can last for years. You can try to have certain decisions modified, but there is no guarantee you will succeed. You might end up spending even more money fixing an issue that was entirely preventable.

One of the biggest mistakes you need to avoid making is allowing your emotions to get the best of you, no matter how sensitive the issue is. Your actions and decisions must be guided by logic and reasons. Find an outlet for your emotions, such as therapy, so you can avoid these issues seeping into the divorce process.

Here are some other missteps you should avoid:

  • Not hiring a divorce attorney: Divorce can be expensive, but making a mistake or trying to field your way through this on your own can ultimately become even pricier. You will rest a lot easier knowing you have an experienced professional on your side, so do not forego hiring an attorney.
  • Kicking things off with an aggressive attitude: You might be a little upset about your divorce, even if you are the one who initiated it. Maybe you think the whole thing is your spouse’s fault. Whatever the driving force behind your anger might be, do not let it dictate the tone of your divorce. The process will go more smoothly if you are cooperative instead of combative.
  • Continuing to use social media: Most of us have one or more social media accounts and continuing to remain active on them during the divorce process can present some problems, especially if you use it as a place to vent. Your online posts can come back to haunt you, so take a social media break until the divorce is finalized,
  • Fighting over items that are meaningless to you: Oftentimes, divorce can feel like a war, but if you waste your time fighting over items that mean nothing to you simply to spite your spouse, you will end up paying for it as well. The more time your divorce takes, the greater your fees will be. Only fight over the items that are worth fighting for and never use your divorce to seek revenge.


At Weis Law Group, our family law team is committed to providing exceptional legal guidance for every client we serve. If you are getting a divorce, you can rely on our experienced team to get you through it as smoothly as possible.

Call our office today at (614) 732-5566 to request a confidential consultation with one of our trusted attorneys.