Most people know that divorce is a complex time. Not only can it be difficult to navigate family law, but it can also be just as challenging to decide what you should and should not do as you end your marriage. When you consider things like child custody, spousal support, and the division of property, it is easy to end up feeling overwhelmed about the division of property.
The following will outline some of the things that you should never do as you navigate the divorce process because they can make your situation a much more challenging one.
The separation of property during a divorce is painful. Despite this, you must avoid the temptation to hide any assets. There are several techniques used to determine if assets have been hidden, and if a family law judge determines that you are doing this, you can end up facing serious penalties.
Divorce is expensive. It is also overwhelming. Despite these factors, you should make sure to monitor your finances as you weather a divorce. This often means both creating and sticking to a budget.
Putting Your Children in the Middle
As a parent, you understandably want the best for your children. Divorce, however, often results in many challenging emotions. During the stress that accompanies divorce, you should focus on making your children feel important and acknowledged. Regardless of what your former spouse did to end the marriage, you should never place your children in the middle of things.
Fighting Over Everything
Couples who fight over everything often make the divorce process much more challenging. Rather than fight over every small detail, you should focus on what is important and only fight over the critical things. This way, you can make sure that the divorce proceeds quickly and as inexpensively as possible.
Listen to Everyone’s Advice
Your loved ones mean well, but you should not go so far as to blindly follow any advice that they give you. Instead, it is a better idea to seek the guidance of your attorney when deciding how to act. Your family often performs much better in an emotional support role.
Posting Everything on Social Media
Social media has gained a large role in the lives of many people. It can also feel cathartic to post about how horrible or illogical your former spouse is being. This often backfires, though, and can be used against you in a court of law. Instead, it is a much better idea to simply refrain from posting intimate details about your life on social media while you go through a divorce.
Speak with an Experienced Divorce Attorney
While it might not always be a mistake, it is often a good idea to consider whether you need a lawyer to help with your divorce. An experienced family law attorney can help you navigate the divorce process. Contact Vayman & Teitelbaum, P.C. today to schedule a free case evaluation.