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15 Money Mistakes to Avoid During a Divorce

Libby James contributes her thoughts about failing to be your own advocate Reader's Digest 9/1/2018

Reader's Digest writer Lauren Cahn, explores the many ways divorce can be a series of financial disasters if you’re not careful.

Among the pitfalls she identified, Horack Talley family law attorney  Libby James expanded on "failing to be your own advocate."

“If you’re in the hospital, you read up on your illness. In a divorce, you’ll want to stay on top of things as well,” says Kessler, who also points out that your input is valuable because you know your spouse and your circumstances better than the lawyer does.

At the same time, don’t run up your legal fees by treating your lawyer like a therapist, advises family law attorney Libby James with Horack Talley in Charlotte, N.C. “Multiple phone calls a week can add up to a very large bill from an attorney,” she warns.

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