Once your divorce is finalized, you may still be working through the emotional, financial, and practical issues it has created in your life. Because it is a time of great upheaval, there are mistakes you want to avoid to ensure you have smooth sailing ahead.
– Being lax about child support or spousal maintenance. If you’re just starting out with these payments, it can be easy to forget them or to psychologically want to avoid the entire issue. Skipping or being late with these payments is a huge mistake and one that will cost you money (in fines) as well more legal troubles you don’t need.
– Giving up on what you are entitled to. It’s common to have divorce fatigue after months of negotiations and court appearances. You might decide it just is not worth your time to go back to court to enforce one more order. While you might be tired now, letting go of what you are entitled to is going to hurt you in the future.
– Big expenses. Buying a brand new car, planning an expensive trip, or making major purchases might seem like they will help you move forward with your life and leave the past behind, but in fact they can create havoc with your finances and start you off with too much debt to recover from.
– Failing to follow up. Although everything in your divorce is ostensibly resolved, there still may be joint accounts that need to be paid and closed or retirement accounts that need to be transferred. Stay on top of these things and get them done sooner rather than later. They are harder to unravel the longer you wait.
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