Getting a divorce is a stressful ordeal, whether you’re divorcing a total nightmare or a decent person. Everyone, and I mean everyone, will give you legal advice, from your Aunt Edna to the random dude on the subway.
Most people mean well: your loved ones want to see you happy and taken care of, and strangers most likely don’t want to see you make the same mistakes they made. Still, the only person that can really give you honest legal advice is a lawyer or mediator. But you can learn from others who have divorced and learned hard or small lessons in the process.
As someone finalizing a divorce, there are a few things I would have done differently if I could go through the divorce process again. Perhaps my words may end up helping you if you’re taking the journey toward severing your marriage.
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