Most people want to do what is right, but it can be difficult to know the best way to act following a divorce. The following will review some important pieces of advice for navigating the complex issues that can arise after a divorce.
Always Treat Your Former Spouse with Respect
Regardless of what a spouse might have done or not done in the past, it is important to remain civil at all times. By failing to meet this standard, you can end up involved in disputes with your former spouse which can lead to a number of complications.
Share Details About Your Children with Your Former Spouse
Even if you are angry or upset at what a former spouse has done, it is important to remember that your former spouse still has an important relationship with your children. By freely sharing details about your children’s lives, it is often possible to begin laying the foundation for successful co-parenting. Any steps that you can take to improve the relationship your child has with your former spouse ultimately benefits your children.
Never Cheat Your Spouse Out of Money
It is common for people who are undergoing divorces full of conflict to attempt to hide, transfer, or move money in a “creative” way. Even if a spouse engages in this type of activity, by acting in the same way, you are greatly increasing the likelihood of further conflict. You should always act honestly when it comes to financial matters in your divorce.
Avoid Oversharing With Your Children
While you might feel the need to vindicate the role you played in a divorce to your children, it is often a better idea to hold back on the gruesome details. There are some things about divorce that children are better off not knowing. Instead, be honest with them without sharing unnecessary details.
Take Distance From Your Spouse
If you are getting a divorce, it is important to remember that this is to take some distance from your former spouse. This means that you should also refrain from stalking your former spouse on social media to learn about what is new in his or her life.
Apologize if You Make a Mistake
You might not feel like you owe a former spouse an apology for any mistakes that you might have made, but doing so can greatly improve the relationship between you. Apologizing has less to do with the type of person your spouse is, but instead has much more to do with the type of person that you would like to be and the relationship that your children have with you both.
Speak with an Experienced Attorney Today
If you are currently navigating a divorce, life can get messy. Fortunately, retaining the services of a knowledgeable divorce attorney can help greatly. Contact Vayman & Teitelbaum P.C. today to schedule a free initial consultation.