You want your divorce to go smoothly. But, you can’t always predict what problems may occur during a divorce. While you may not see any issues with your actions, there are a few things that can complicate your divorce.
Here’s what you should avoid:
1. Posting on social media
Like millions of others, you likely enjoy posting about your daily life on social media. You may do it so much that you don’t even consider the ramifications of talking about your divorce to family, friends and followers. However, talking about your divorce may complicate matters. What you say online could be used against you during the divorce process.
2. Hiding assets
Many people don’t want to divide assets during a divorce that they believe is rightfully theirs. Intentionally hiding assets, however, could create distribution issues during your divorce. You could end up losing everything you sought to keep simply by not addressing the issue in a forthright manner.
3. Starting a new relationship
Your divorce may be troubling you. You may, as a result, seek out comfort from someone else. If your soon-to-be ex-spouse finds out you’re in a new relationship, then you could be accused of adultery. That could have some consequences for you when it comes to issues of support or in a custody battle, especially if the court thinks you aren’t prioritizing your children.
4. Not communicating
It’s easy to want to ignore your spouse during a divorce. You’re likely upset and you may feel as though your spouse is making matters worse. But, if you ignore your spouse, then you could create communication issues, which may cause you to get a less favorable outcome in your divorce. Divorce is a time to communicate more clearly than ever — not less.
It’s always in your best interests to learn your legal rights when getting a divorce. The more you understand the divorce process and all its nuances, the better you can make informed decisions.