Divorce ranks as one of the most stressful life events. The same could be said of the period that immediately precedes the decision to file for divorce.
If you’re like most women in this situation, you’re stressed, unsure and scared. Objective, healthy decision-making doesn’t always flow from those emotional states. That’s why it’s important to avoid these five mistakes when considering divorce, according to Melody Richardson of Pachman Richardson LLC, family law attorneys in Atlanta, Ga. Richardson, whose practice exclusively consists of family law, is a firm founder with nearly 20 years of experience in family law.
- Hoping that your husband will change: In most cases, the patterns of behavior in your husband and that relationship that led you to consider divorce won’t change. While change is possible, especially with good will and therapy, in many cases that doesn’t happen. That leads to more procrastination, more fights and a bigger impact on any children you may have.