Sometimes, we reach a point during a divorce that we just want it to be over and we’re willing to do whatever we can to make that happen.
Unfortunately, this mindset could have detrimental repercussions in the future. Once the consequences are in full effect, it’s extremely unlikely that they can be set aside or amended. Judgements are often final and casting aside a divorce judgment occurs when circumstances such as fraud or duress at the time of signing are proven.
If these extenuating circumstances apply to you, and you’ve not yet signed an agreement, then you have the opportunity to have your case re-examined. However, if this is not the case, then the only thing you can do is attempt to negotiate with your ex.
Rather than attempting to backtrack to solve a problem, it’s important to prevent the dispute from ever transpiring in the first place. You need to do what’s best for you and your children’s futures by strategizing beyond the present moment, don’t devise short-term solutions to long-term situations.
No lawyer should advise you to agree to something that will harm you in the long run. It may be extremely hard to keep going and feel easier to just “give in”, but it is worth it in the end. We all face hardships and we owe it to ourselves to manage divorce litigation, not to accelerate it.
If you’re in a situation where you’re unsure if you’re making the right legal decision, please give our offices a call and we will be happy to have a legal strategy session with you.