Divorce is a complicated process, which is why our New Jersey family law attorneys have compiled a general list of what to do, and what not to do, during the divorce process. Please continue reading to learn more.
What actions should I take before, during, and after a divorce?
There are certain actions you should take during the divorce process to help ensure that you obtain as positive of an outcome as possible. They are as follows:
- Pay child support/spousal support on time
- Work to cooperate with your former spouse when it comes to co-parenting and other issues
- If you have social media accounts or email addresses, change your passwords and be mindful of your conduct in posting to these accounts
- Review your credit history and obtain a credit report so you know whether you are in good standing
- Verify the balance in any checking or savings accounts, whether jointly or solely owned
- Obtain copies of all retirement plans
- Provide full disclosure of all assets, as well as debts and liabilities when filling your Case Information Statement
- Become familiar with all daily household expenses/bills
- Have your last three tax returns on-hand
- Speak with an accountant to learn about how the tax implications of your divorce may affect you
- Keep track of the parenting time you exercise with the children
What actions should I avoid before, during, and after a divorce?
You should also understand that there are certain actions that you can take that may jeopardize the outcome of your divorce. You should avoid taking any of the following actions during the divorce process:
- Concealing information from your attorney–remember, our job is to assist you, and we cannot represent you to the best of our ability without full disclosure of all relevant information
- Move out-of-state with your children without the permission of your spouse or the court
- Sell property or assets without permission
- Conceal assets or income
- Send threatening or harassing communications to, or about, your spouse
- Post anything on social media regarding your divorce, your former spouse, or any large purchases/donations
- Incur debt
- Remove children from school or fail to keep your spouse informed about any significant matters involving the children
- Speak ill of your spouse in front of your children, or use your children as leverage in any way. Remember, the divorce process is just as challenging for them.
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