Anyone in Columbus who goes into the divorce process with the mindset that they are going to breeze right through it may be in for a rude awakening. Divorce is full of challenges that many couples find they are ill-equipped for.

No matter what changes you plan on making and the financial concerns you have, divorce is a complicated matter that requires you to anticipate potential issues that might derail you in the process. Here are a few concerns to keep in mind.

Fighting over the small stuff

During the separation process, you and your partner may squabble over who gets the dog, artwork, and yacht, but you must keep sight of what you need to maintain a similar standard of living after everything is over. Lose the emotional attachment, so it does not cloud your judgment. According to LiveAbout, in divorce court, the judge will make all marital property division decisions based on the law.

Your children are watching

It can be tough for you to try and keep it together for the sake of your kids. If you feel the need to vent and express your feelings about the situation, do not do it when the children are around. They are watching and will be affected by your words and actions.

Listen to the right advice

Unsolicited advice may be free, but you are more likely to benefit from your divorce by getting your advice from an attorney, counselor or another professional source. Your friends and family may mean well, but they likely do not have the expertise necessary to give you the proper guidance you need.