New York: When a woman hears the words "I want a divorce," the turmoil of the separation can propel her to make some horrible mistakes that can cause a lot of trouble later.
Divorce attorney Randall Kessler of Kessler and Solomiani in Atlanta has revealed the 6 biggest mistakes that women make in a divorce.
Firstly, women should not panic and should go online and find out everything that they need to know. They should meet a lawyer or more than one lawyer and find out what their rights are. Women should remember that they are not going to get kicked out of their home immediately just because their husband is not paying their rent or mortgage anymore and should not get intimidated into agreeing to a settlement before they are ready to.
Secondly, they should not just go for a free consultation and its better if they can avoid it, as they will get better legal advice if they pay for it.
Thirdly, women should not borrow money from family, as they should save those resources for another time. Instead, they should see if they can borrow against their home or get a credit card. If they are financially dependent on their husband, then he is responsible for paying for at least part of their representation.
Fourthly, females should not allow their former spouse to intimidate them, as when their husband tells them that their lawyer just wants to make money, that`s an intimidation tactic. Kessler said that their husband may know how to scare them, but he doesn`t know how to scare their lawyer.
Fifthly, women should not commit adultery even if their husband has been carrying on an affair, as starting one of their own will only add emotional heat to their divorce . Kessler says that he`s seen many times that wives feel lonely, but husbands get angry, and make everything difficult.
Sixthly, Kessler advised that they should not demand money before they have made up a budget, as it is important to make one so that all their needs are addressed.