Why You Should Slow Down When Making Divorce Decisions

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Divorce can be a time when you feel waves of emotions, and getting flooded with these feelings at any given point can be overwhelming. When facing important decisions related to your divorce, it’s important to not let these emotions get in the way of rational decision-making. Here are reasons why you should slow down whenever you have an important decision to make.

Failing to Think Through the Consequences of Actions

No matter how big or how small the decision may be, every choice you make will have a consequence of some type. How you make your decision can have a significant impact on both your divorce and your future. If you allow your emotions to overwhelm you and you fail to think through your decision before making it, you may end up making a decision that could cost you both now and in the long run.

For example, say that your spouse presents you with a settlement proposal that would lead to a finalized divorce. While it may be tempting to immediately agree and get your divorce over with, failure to read the proposed settlement and think through how the terms may impact your future could end up costing you more than you realize. In such a situation, slowing down and thinking through your actions and the potential consequences can allow you to make smarter decisions that can actually help your case rather than hurt it.

Relying on Your Divorce Attorney for Help

Remember that you have resources available to you to help you think through the major decisions you have to make during your divorce. Your Portland divorce attorney is an excellent source of guidance; they can help you think about things you may not have realized as you prepare to make decisions and can guide you to the best course of action as they lean on their past experience. Keep in mind that your divorce attorney has helped numerous people before you get through their divorce; they can do the same for you.

At Levine Law Center LLC, our team of family law attorneys is committed to helping our clients make the best decisions they can for both the present and the future; we can do the same for you. Call us today at (503) 433-8340 or visit our website to learn more about divorce or to schedule your consultation.