We all do our best to navigate lives trials and tribulations in the most appropriate way possible. The same is true for divorce. The problem is, most people have never been through the divorce process before, so they're likely to make a few mistakes along the way. Here are three common missteps that divorcing spouses will want to avoid like the plague:
Being ignorant of you and your spouse's financial situation: One spouse usually manages the family finances. If that spouse isn't you, it's vital that you figure out what you and your spouse own as a family. Make sure you gather all of your spouse's financial information to have an accurate assessment of your finances. This will help you understand what you have the right to receive during the asset division process.