During a divorce, it is too often the case that husbands receive a less favorable outcome than the wife during property division and child custody negotiations. This often means losing ownership of the couple’s house, losing custody of the children involved in the divorce, and being required to pay alimony and child support. During the stressful time that is the end of a marriage, it is important to remember that men have equal rights as women to obtain adequate compensation. To make sure that a husband has the best possible chance of obtaining a favorable result in a divorce, the following are some of the important things that men should never do during a divorce.
Moving Out of Your House
In most divorces, you have a reached a point where you and your former spouse cannot live together in your house any longer. Until a court makes an official statement that the opposite true, you must remember that your house still belongs to you as well as your spouse. By moving out, you will be required to pay for the upkeep associated with two residences. As a result, while living together is often stressful, it is often better than facing a substantial amount of unnecessary costs.
It is absolutely vital for a person to maintain trustworthiness during a divorce. Unfortunately, it is common for spouses to take efforts to hide their assets or not fully disclose what they owe. If it is determined that a spouse is attempting to hide assets, the court will have a much lower view of them and this will likely impact many of the decisions that the court makes.
Disclosing Too Much Online
Nearly all information that a person discloses online can be used against him or her in a divorce case. Many people refrain from tweeting, Facebooking, or leading any type of online life during a divorce. If it is too difficult to stop this type of activity entirely, you must make sure to act appropriately online and do not disclose any unflattering, impolite, or potentially incriminating information.
Introducing Your New Partner
It is a wise idea to take steps to move on after your divorce, but it is critical to wait until the divorce is finalized before you begin to disclose these details. Having a new girlfriend in your life could negatively impact your family. Not only is there a risk that your former spouse might find out and take adverse actions, moving on too quickly can also create the appearance of instability with a court of law.
Speak with an Experienced Family Law Attorney
If you or a loved one needs assistance navigating the many complex obstacles that can arise during the divorce process, you should not hesitate to speak with an experienced attorney. Contact Vayman & Teitelbaum P.C. to schedule a free initial case evaluation.