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Your behavior and decisions during your divorce proceedings can have a major impact on the outcome of your divorce. As a result, it is important to know the dos and don’ts of divorce. Read on to learn more.

What are the dos of a divorce?

Taking the following steps can be beneficial to you during a divorce:

  • Disclose all assets and liabilities when filling out your inventory. Full financial disclosure is a necessary aspect of divorce.
  • Change passwords to all email accounts and social media sites. Your spouse should not have access to these accounts.
  • Be aware of the household budget and expenses
  • Collect your last two tax returns, real estate deeds, and mortgage documents
  • Examine your credit history and obtain a credit report
  • Maintain good co-parenting practices with your spouse
  • Comply with any court-ordered injunctions and restrictions
  • Know the total balance on any joint checking and savings bank accounts
  • Know the balance on your retirement plans, 401(k), pension plan, etc.
  • Obtain a copy of your spouse’s last two paycheck stubs
  • Seek help for any alcohol or illegal substance abuse issues
  • Keep a journal to document the pick-ups and drop-offs of your children
  • Follow your child custody arrangement
  • Keep any records of money paid to your spouse
  • Be sure to pay your child support on time

What are the don’ts of a divorce?

The following actions can be detrimental to your divorce proceedings, custody arrangements, and more. Do not:

  • Move out of state with your children without permission from your spouse and/or the court
  • Keep information from your attorney
  • Start a new romantic relationship during the proceedings
  • Post information regarding your divorce on social media
  • Withhold visitation from your spouse if they have visitation rights
  • Bring a new significant other around your children or the court hearings
  • Get pregnant or get anyone pregnant
  • Remove children from their current school
  • Buy real estate or any extravagant items while the divorce is pending
  • Sell property without the court’s permission
  • Send mean or negative emails, texts, messages, etc. to your spouse
  • Discuss the case with your children or use them as intermediaries
  • Increase your debt while the divorce is pending

If you have any questions or concerns about the dos and don’ts of a New Jersey divorce, our firm is here to help. Contact us today to speak with an experienced divorce attorney.

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