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Divorce is a major event that can change nearly every aspect of your life. Unsurprisingly, this is why divorce is considered the second-most stressful life event you can go through, while dealing with the death of a family member or friend is typically number one. During a divorce, emotions can run wild, changing the personality and demeanor of even the most steadfast people. It is easy to make mistakes during your divorce process because of this, but it is crucial that you try to avoid making the following mistakes whenever possible:

  1. Do not try to “DIY” your divorce. Although it is possible to get a divorce on your own without a lawyer, it is not recommended. Divorce is complicated, and an attorney can ensure you are aware of the laws that apply to you and your rights in the decisions involved in ending your marriage.

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Illinois divorce attorney, Illinois family lawyer, Illinois child custody lawyer,One of the most complicated and confusing times of your life can be your divorce. Divorce can bring about a plethora of emotions such as anger, jealousy, resentment, sadness, and rage. These emotions are normal, but they can make you lose sight of what is really important when it comes to divorce. Here are some do’s and don’ts that you can follow during your divorce to help you keep your sights on what is important. These tips can help remind you of what you should focus on during your divorce.

Do:

  • Stop arguing with your spouse. It is doing nothing positive for you or them and is only stressing you out more.
  • Try to resolve things together. Your goal should try to keep things as amicable as possible between you and your spouse. It will save you a lot of time, money and stress in the long run.
  • Eliminate intimacy between you and your spouse. Any kind of emotional, verbal and physical intimacy can be confusing if you are in the process of getting a divorce.
  • Think of divorce as a business transaction. Though you are emotionally severing ties, marriage is a legal contract and you should try to think of your divorce as an ending of that contract.
  • Fight for your fair share in the divorce settlement. In Illinois, marital property is divided in an equitable way, meaning the division is not necessarily equal. You should fight for your fair share of marital property when it comes to divorce proceedings.

Do Not:

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630-409-8184

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