What Should I Avoid When Getting A Divorce?

Divorces are frequently emotionally charged, complicated, and expensive. Therefore, it is always best to hire an experienced New Jersey family law attorneys to guide you through the process. However, though we can help you do the right thing legally, you must ensure you do not do the wrong thing for the process to go as smoothly as possible. If you are getting a divorce, keep the following in mind:

  • Avoid posting on social media: This has become more of a problem in recent years. First and foremost, you should never trash talk your spouse on social media. No matter how you were wronged, this behavior is almost always frowned upon in the eyes of the court. Additionally, if you post pictures of any recent vacations or large purchases while requesting alimony/child support payments, your spouse may use these large yet unnecessary expenses as evidence to deny you the support you may actually need. Finally, even if you and your spouse have been separated for months, or even for more than a year, you should refrain from posting entirely about any new romantic relationships. Your spouse may take these relationships out of context and accuse you of infidelity. Engaging in a new relationship during the divorce can also heighten the emotions between you, making it more difficult to compromise and reach a fair settlement. All in all, it is best to simply stay away from social media until your divorce is resolved.
  • Never hide money from your spouse: Even if you are doing so to protect your money from a dangerous or dishonest spouse, if you get caught, it can drastically impact the financial outcome of your divorce.
  • Keep texting to a minimum with your spouse, if possible: Keep texts short and sweet, and never send your spouse a text he or she can twist/use against you in any way. This means do not argue over text and do not write anything you wouldn’t want a judge to read.
  • Do not involve your children any more than necessary: Your children are inevitably involved in your divorce, the last thing you should do is put them in the middle of it. Badmouthing their other parent frequently only confuses and hurts children further, so though it can be easy to drag them into it, as a loving parent, you should refrain from doing so.

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