07/19/2013 08:39 pm ET

Divorce Mistake That Can Cost You Big Time (VIDEO)

There's no getting around it: divorce is hard. But according to Nicole Noonan, executive director of divorce finance company BBL Churchill Group, there are a few things you can do to make the process a little easier.

Her first tip? Make sure you hire the right attorney -- and not one who is too aggressive.

"Your attorney not only represents your interests, they also represent your style, she said on "The Couch" Thursday." So if you hire a pit-bull attorney, it doesn't mean you get a better settlement necessarily. You can have a long drawn-out legal battle...and it's not always the right choice."

She also advised against a take-it-all mentality in court.

"Pick your battles. Just because you've been wronged in the marriage doesn't mean the court is going to look at that," she said.

Watch the video above to hear more of Noonan's tips, then click through the slideshow below for our readers' biggest divorce mistakes.

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