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Michigan divorce law: Common mistakes to avoid

Michigan residents who are going through the divorce process may make a number of mistakes along the way that can hurt them down the line. Fortunately, it is possible to avoid many of these mistakes with the help of a divorce law attorney. What are some of the most common mistakes made during the divorce process?

The first major mistake that anyone can make is not being totally prepared for divorce proceedings. When going through this process, a lot of personal information is needed that requires documentation. Those who do not come prepared with that documentation may end up prolonging the process or even find themselves with settlement terms that do not bode well in their favor.

The second big mistake many people make, particularly if their cases are being played out in a court setting, is putting on a poor display. This actually covers several areas. Believe it or not, a judge's ruling may be swayed by a person's choice of attire and their behavior.

Finally, the last mistake that will be covered is making demands that are unreasonable. Some people believe that, to get the best settlement possible, they have to ask for more than they really need in the hope of getting at least half of it. Whether one's case is settled out of court of through litigation, making unreasonable demands will only prolong the entire process or can make a judge think that one is greedy.

Dissolving one's marriage is not easy. There will be ups and downs along the way. A divorce law attorney can help Michigan residents get through it as swiftly as possible, achieving the best settlement possible, all while avoiding these and the many other common divorce mistakes.

Source: The Huffington Post, "9 Mistakes That Will End Up Costing You In Divorce Court", Brittany Wong, Accessed on March 20, 2018

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