As a Springfield couple who has decided to go through with a divorce, you may think you've covered everything you need to know to be prepared for the financial, emotional and mental hardships that a divorce can bring on. At the law office of Kerley & Associates, we can provide you information on lesser known divorce hurdles as well, allowing for a truly rounded understanding of the difficulties you might face.
During divorce proceedings, it is not uncommon for tempers to run high. Arguments and fights may have already been common before you decided on divorce, and they may worsen even after you have come to the decision. This is something you need to be prepared for. Unfortunately, it's also not uncommon for fights to escalate to the point of physical violence in some cases. If this occurs and you feel threatened within your own home, you may need to look into the possibility of filing for a protection order to keep yourself safe.
There are also underhanded behaviors you have to watch out for. For example, retaliatory behavior can cause financial upsets to occur. A spouse may try to hide their assets from you to prevent a fair financial split. They may even wrack up debts on your shared credit accounts to sabotage you. While these are ugly things you likely don't want to consider, you may have to anyway.
Unfortunately, dealing with divorce is rarely ever a straightforward path of least resistance. No matter how well-prepared you think you are, you can always afford to do a little more research or a little more prepwork to really ensure that you're hit with as few surprises as possible. Take a look at our web page on divorce proceedings and hardships for more information.