Things to Avoid Doing During a Divorce
- Posted on: Oct 23 2020
Going through a divorce is a difficult time, but it can be made even worse if you make mistakes during the process. There are a number of different things you need to make sure you avoid during a divorce in order to ensure that you come out of it with the resolution you want. Here are a few of these things to make sure you don’t do while getting a divorce.
Talk Negatively About Your Spouse
Talking negatively about your spouse, even if you feel it’s justified, will only make the process more difficult for both of you. Don’t expect whatever you say won’t get back to them—it will. This is especially true if you begin posting about them on social media. The best thing to do is keep your divorce off the internet completely, and do your best to say nothing bad about your spouse. This is especially true if you have children and you’re trying to win custody of them. You will have to co-parent with them, and you need to show the court that you can be civil.
Hiding Assets, Paperwork, Etc.
Never try to hide anything from your spouse or from the court. People who try to hide assets so their spouse won’t be able to claim them rarely succeed. Even if you’re trying to hide something with little financial value, the court will not look favorably on you. Likewise, do not alter any documents or do anything that could change the value of any communal property.
Do Not Purchase Property (or be Very Careful When Doing So)
When you buy property, even if you do so while in the middle of a divorce, you’re still married and it can still be considered communal property. You can buy a house or other property, but you want to be very careful. You should only use money that is clearly yours, which means it needs to come from a bank account that your spouse did not contribute to. You will also likely need your spouse to sign legal documents that say they agree that your new property is entirely and wholly yours.
Buying property while divorcing is something you’ll certainly want to discuss with an experienced divorce lawyer. Here at FK Law Group, we can help you navigate this and all of the other pitfalls of a divorce. We will also talk to you about things to avoid so you don’t make any costly mistakes. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.