The 5 biggest mistakes people make during divorce, and how to avoid them

If you're going through a divorce... do it the right way. The rate of divorce has increased heavily in Australia, with 48,000 occuring in 2015 alone – effecting up to 42,000 children. To help you steer clear of the five biggest mistakes made during divorce, Rachael Scharrer, founder of online resource, Divorce Answered, shares her top tips.

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It’s a lot harder to get divorced than it is to get married.

When Rachael Scharrer was in the middle of a messy divorce in 2012, she didn’t know where to turn for answers to all her questions about what she was going through. Not only did she have to figure out how to divide assets with her soon-to-be ex, she had to take care of their two young children and adjust to co-parenting. So she created Divorce Answered.

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The top five divorce 'don'ts'

No one gets married expecting it to end, but should things reach the point of no return, a 'road map' of how to get through it could come in very handy.

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Five biggest mistakes couples make during divorce

Rachael Scharrer, went through a difficult separation back in 2012, with two children to look after and uncertain how to manage the division of assets and adjust to co-parenting. When she was unable to find the resources to answer all her questions - she set up her own online support service, Divorce Answered. To help others steer clear of the five biggest mistakes made during divorce, Scharrer, shares her top tips with 9Mums:

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The biggest mistakes people make during a divorce

In 2015 alone, there were 48,000 divorces and over 42,000 children affected in Australia, which should give an indication on how important it is to be well informed and make the right decisions in a testing time for many families. To help others steer clear of the biggest mistakes made during divorce, Rachael Scharrer, founder of online resource, DivorceAnswered.com.au, shares her top tips to making this process as smooth as it possibly can be.

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Expert shares the biggest mistakes people make when getting a divorce

Sydney-based divorce expert Rachael Scharrer said there are five big mistakes She said it was a huge mistake to not hire a lawyer - even if self representing Using your children to get back at your partner was another huge no-no Cutting your partner off financially can be seen as domestic violence, she said.

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