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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