Stop! Don’t Sign Your Divorce Papers Until You Do This One Crucial Thing

by | Feb 16, 2017

While divorces are long and painful, this time can be used to educate yourself and research the process to better your situation in the long run. We understand that there are many factors to consider, especially if the divorce involves a family and a lot of negotiation.

The paperwork is extensive and the pressure to sign and date may seem like it will expedite the separation, but you could be missing out on something that will affect your circumstance in a negative way.

You can make the most of the situation by not being afraid to ask questions, it’s our job to eliminate as much confusion on your end to help things go smoothly. If you’re looking to start the process, feel free to give us a call at 864-235-5308 and let us know how we can best serve you.

When you think about it, you probably haven’t heard a whole lot of divorced folks say, “I got such a great divorce settlement! I’m so pleased with the outcome!” If you know any of these rare creatures — and they’re not formerly married to Rupert Murdoch — direct them my way. I’d love to interview them for a future article. Pardon? You don’t know any? Read on.


When it’s clear the battle to save your marriage is a losing one and your divorce is set in motion, you quickly learn it’s about two things: kids and cash. If you don’t have kids, or they’re older and out of the house, it’s about one thing.


According to some studies (you can read Brendan Lyle’s article about them here), a typical woman endures a 73 percent reduction in her standard of living while her ex-husband’s standard of living increases by 42 percent.


Holy cow.


How do so many presumably bright, savvy, and educated women end up as sad statistics?


I’m a “73 percent-er” because I didn’t do due diligence on my divorce agreement. The deliberations dragged on so long, I just couldn’t stand the wait any longer. Add to that an attorney who was admittedly distracted during the negotiations, and you’ve got a pretty certain recipe for settlement dissatisfaction.


And I don’t want the same for you.


Because, right this very minute, you need to start thinking about your divorce negotiation as akin to a concerning medical diagnosis. If you got one, wouldn’t you get a second opinion? That second medical opinion could change the course of your life. And a crappy divorce settlement — or a good one — can also effect what the rest of your life looks like both emotionally and financially.

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