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Avoid undue distress when facing the divorce process in Colorado

Divorce is never easy. Needless to say, there are some common mistakes many people face when traversing the divorce process in Colorado. On the list of mistakes are ten very specific things every divorcing couple should try to should avoid.

Both parties to a divorce should avoid both believing themselves to be victims and portraying themselves as victims. This means, couples should avoid blaming each other for the divorce. This is recommended regardless of the catalyst behind the split.

If a divorcing couple has children, it is important that co-parents avoid speaking negatively about one another in front of the children. This type of behavior can severely harm a child's self-esteem. Parents are encouraged to find other outlets for voicing emotional needs. A parent who accidentally speaks poorly of a co-parent in front of the couple's children should render an immediate apology.

The courtroom should not be a tool for exacting revenge. However, it is a good idea for both parties to prepare an affidavit telling his or her respective side of the story. When it comes to courtroom activity, divorcing couples should avoid separating assets and arranging a parenting plan at the same time. The emotionally charged nature of both of these components of divorce can impact decision-making on the spot. As such, separating the two is highly recommended.

Divorcing couples should avoid dating until after the divorce is final. Allowing emotions to impact financial decisions is also considered a mistake. Essentially, an emotional attachment to a material thing can complicate the divorce process.

Deciding to file for divorce in Colorado is often a difficult decision. However, prolonging a difficult decision can be a mistake. The divorce process does not define a person's life. As such, choosing the right support can mean the difference between a positive and negative divorce experience.

Source: Huffington Post, "Getting Divorced? 10 Mistakes to Avoid," Karen Stewart, June 27, 2013

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