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Mistakes to avoid before, during and after divorce court

When people think of a divorce, they might imagine a dramatic courtroom setting with a judge, objections and witnesses. However, in reality, many divorces are settled outside of court.

Having said that, it is certainly possible for a contentious or complicated divorce case to wind up in court. If you are divorcing, then it can be important to keep in mind the various mistakes you can and should avoid if you or your soon-to-be ex decides to proceed with filing litigation.

Before court

One critical mistake that could prove to be especially costly is refusing to participate in the mediation process. Whether mediation is voluntary or court-ordered, it can help divorcing spouses solve at least some of the issues related to theirdivorce and narrow the issues for trial. Mediation often saves people time and money, and it also allows them to have control over the outcome rather than putting the important decisions regarding their children and/or property in a judge's hands. 

During court

If your case does go to court, then there are missteps you will want to avoid during court appearances. Generally speaking, these missteps include disrespecting a judge, being unprepared for your hearing and not understanding the legal process. A recent article from the Huffington Post offers more specific suggestions on mistakes to avoid during court. An experienced attorney will meet with you prior to any hearing in your case to go over what to expect and help you feel more at ease with the process. 

After court

Once you leave a courtroom, avoidable mistakes can still jeopardize your case. One of the biggest mistakes you can make after court is to ignore a judge's orders. Failure to comply with court orders can lead to serious penalties that cost you money, your relationships and possibly even your freedom.

Most people would rather steer clear of courtroom battles and disputes when divorcing in North Carolina, but litigation can be unavoidable in some cases. To make things easier on yourself and your case, you can take steps to avoid these missteps and work with an attorney who can protect your rights in and outside of the courtroom.

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