What are the Dos and Don’ts of a Divorce in New Jersey?

Most people that are going through a divorce want the process to be as seamless as possible. This is why it is important to understand good and bad behaviors and how they can affect the outcome of a divorce proceeding. Contact our experienced New Jersey divorce attorneys at Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC today to learn more.

What are the dos of a divorce?

If you are going through a divorce, it is important to note the good behaviors that you should be doing in order to ensure that the end result of your court proceedings does not go against your wishes. It is important to support the following actions:

  • Disclose all assets and liabilities when filling out your inventory
  • Change passwords to all email accounts and social media sites
  • 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 get 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.
  • Get a copy of your spouse’s last two paycheck stubs
  • Seek out a CPA or accountant to help review the tax implications of your divorce
  • Seek help for any alcohol or illegal substance abuse
  • Keep a journal to document the exchange and pick up of any children you have
  • Keep any copies of money paid to your spouse
  • Be sure to pay your child support on time

What are the don’ts of a divorce?

On the other hand, it is also important to note that there are behaviors that you should not entertain during your divorce proceedings. Unfortunately, your actions during this time can have a large impact on the result of your case. With this in mind, be sure not to:

  • Move out of state with your children
  • Keep things from your attorney
  • Start another romantic relationship during the proceedings
  • Post information regarding your divorce on social media
  • Withhold visitation from your spouse for their failure to make child support payments
  • 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
  • Criticize your spouse in front of your children
  • Give large contributions to anyone during the proceedings

Contact our Firm

We understand that those getting a divorce most likely have several questions regarding the weeks and months to come. Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC is honored to serve the people of New Jersey, including Sparta, Sussex County, Morris County, Passaic County, and Bergen County with the quality legal services they deserve. If you are getting a divorce or have any other questions regarding divorce-related matters, please do not hesitate to contact our firm for a consultation today.