Common Mistakes to Avoid in New Hampshire Divorce Proceedings


At Fricano&Weber P.L.L.C., we understand that going through a divorce can be emotionally and financially challenging. Divorce proceedings in New Hampshire can be complex and have long-lasting implications on your life. As experienced divorce attorneys, we have witnessed many mistakes that individuals often make during this process. This blog post highlights some common mistakes to avoid in New Hampshire divorce proceedings, helping you navigate this difficult time more effectively.

Neglecting Mediation or Collaborative Divorce

One of the most common mistakes we encounter is the failure to consider mediation or collaborative divorce viable options. Many individuals immediately opt for contentious litigation, assuming it is the only way to protect their interests. Mediation or collaborative divorce can often be less adversarial, time-consuming, and costly. It allows for a more amicable resolution and allows both parties to actively participate in crafting mutually agreeable solutions.

Failing to Prioritize Children's Interests

In the midst of emotional turmoil, parents might inadvertently overlook the impact the divorce has on their children. Ignoring their needs and interests can negatively affect their emotional well-being. Putting the children first during divorce can lead to more thoughtful and effective parenting plans considering their best interests.

Hiding Assets or Financial Information

Honesty and transparency are paramount during divorce proceedings. Attempting to hide assets or financial information can have severe consequences, including credibility issues and potential legal penalties. Full disclosure of assets and finances is essential to ensure a fair division of property and appropriate determination of alimony or child support.

Neglecting to Consider Tax Implications

Divorce can have significant tax implications; failing to consider these during negotiation can lead to unforeseen financial burdens. Consulting with financial advisors and tax professionals can help you make more informed decisions about property division, alimony, and other financial matters.

Rushing to Settle

The emotional toll of divorce can lead some individuals to rush into a settlement just to bring the process to an end. However, hasty decisions can result in unfavorable outcomes that may have long-term consequences. It is crucial to take the time to carefully evaluate all aspects of the divorce and consult with legal experts to secure a fair and equitable settlement.

Forgetting About Insurance Policies

During a divorce, revisiting insurance policies is often overlooked. This includes health insurance, life insurance, and other policies that may have named the spouse as a beneficiary. Ensure your policies reflect your new circumstances and protect your interests.

Not Updating Your Will and Estate Plan

Divorce can significantly impact your estate plan, and failing to update it can lead to unintended distributions of your assets. Review and update your will, trust, and beneficiary designations to reflect your wishes.

Navigating a divorce is undoubtedly challenging, but avoiding these common mistakes can help ensure a smoother and more favorable outcome. At Fricano&Weber P.L.L.C., we are committed to guiding our clients through the divorce process with compassion, expertise, and dedication.

Contact Fricano&Weber P.L.L.C. today if you are facing a divorce in New Hampshire!