Three Things You Shouldn’t Do When You’re in the Process of Divorce
The process of divorce is almost never an easy one. It’s always filled with tension, and emotions endlessly run high because every decision seems to be made in the heat of the moment. People often make really poor decisions when it comes to divorce, and that can lead to more problems in the long run. How can you make the process a bit smoother? Avoid these:
- Losing Your Cool: There are a number of processes that have to happen when you’re getting divorced, and it’s rather easy to lose your cool again and again. No matter how frustrated you may be, though, it’s important that you don’t lash out at your ex, and it’s particularly important that you don’t lash out at your children. While anger may be the first thing on your mind, it’s also something that could get you in quite a bit of trouble at this stage of the game.
- Spending money on things that have nothing to do with the marriage: Splurging on trips, purchasing gifts for people or friends that are not part of the marriage, wasting money on lavish restaurants, etc… can you get you in trouble and can you get you stuck paying a portion of that spent (and long gone) money to your potential ex-spouse under the theory of dissipation.
- Hiding Property or Assets: Hiding anything may mean your potential ex-spouse can take you back to court at some point in the future to help settle assets that weren’t initially disclosed, and the judge isn’t going to be very happy to see you again, particularly if you’ve lied about what you had. It’s essential to be honest at the outset.
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