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5 things to avoid during a divorce

On Behalf of | May 4, 2023 | divorce

Divorces can be complicated for people to go through, both emotionally and financially. Most people are uncertain about how to act or what to do — and the wrong move can sometimes create unnecessary hostilities that make negotiations difficult or jeopardize your goals.

Here’s what you should avoid doing during a divorce:

1. Dating

Possibly, one of the worst things people do during a divorce is date. While adulty is not a criminal offense, it can lead to difficulties during a divorce. It’s important to know this and avoid dating because doing so could affect alimony and child custody orders. As such, it’s important to avoid having any relationships until the divorce process is over.

2. Using social media

Social media posts could be used against you during a divorce. Depending on the people you took photos with, you may be associated with someone that your spouse suspects you’re having relations with. Furthermore, you could make the divorce process difficult by making obscene comments on your spouse’s accounts or by talking about the divorce process. 

3. Hiding assets

You must be open about your finances and investments during a divorce. If you try to hide assets, your spouse would suspect that you’re trying to prevent a fair asset distribution. 

4. Keeping your old estate plan

Many people make estate plans and name their spouses as beneficiaries, child guardians and power of attorney. After divorce, you may want to amend your estate plan while removing any mention of your spouse.

5. Not getting appropriate legal guidance

Divorce isn’t a simple matter. There are a lot of important matters that must be talked about during a divorce, such as child custody, alimony and asset distribution. Without legal help, you may not know all of your options. As such, it’s wise to consider reaching out for guidance to ensure you get a favorable outcome after a divorce.