1 Assuming that major issues will resolve themselves
Divorce is not a passive process, and problems do not resolve themselves if you wait long enough. You will have a significant impact on the result of your divorce. You must make educated judgments with your long-term best interests in mind, and you must avoid unwittingly giving up too much information without having had legal advice.
2 Not speaking with a family lawyer about your case
You should have a well-thought-out approach before filing for divorce in Australia. The first step is to consult with a skilled family lawyer. The lawyer will clarify your rights and duties, allowing you to avoid these frequent divorce blunders.
3 Keeping assets, information, or documentation hidden
Each party must be open and honest about their financial situation. It is absolutely necessary. If you are divorcing, you must provide the other party with complete and correct financial disclosures. Failure to do so might result in high legal expenses and ultimately cost you more.
4 Posting sensitive information online
Resist the impulse to share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences online. When you post information about your divorce or your life in general on the internet, it becomes a public record. Whatever privacy settings you choose on your social media sites, a lawyer or private investigator will be able to access the material you publish.
5 Having unrealistic goals and expectations
Divorce inherently implies having less than you did throughout your marriage.
What your family lawyer can do is work hard to ensure you understand your case and develop a plan. Going over each problem in your divorce and selecting which ones are worth the time, energy, and price of litigation is the best way to use your resources and save money on your divorce.
6 Taking legal advice from people other than your lawyer
When getting divorced, you may have friends or relatives who have already gone through a divorce and would like to provide you with legal advice, but they may not know what is best for you. Stop listening to friends or family members predict what will happen since they lack a divorce lawyer’s expertise and experience.