Divorce can be a stressful and highly emotional process. It is easy to make mistakes and act impulsively during this time, which can have long-lasting consequences. For these reasons, it is essential to keep in mind the following:
Do not hide assets
Hiding assets during the process of divorce is unlawful. It can have severe consequences and get you in real trouble with the law. Be honest about your finances and the assets you own, and disclose everything.
Do not use your children against your spouse
Feeling angry during a divorce is normal. In fact, feeling an entire range of emotions is perfectly normal because you are going through one of the most challenging times in your life.
However, using your children against your spouse is emotionally harmful to everyone, especially your children. Remember that your children should be the number one priority.
Do not ignore legal advice
Legal advice is invaluable. If you hire a divorce attorney, they have done this before. You are not their first case and will not be their last. The advice they give you is not only based on the law but also, matters they have encountered with other clients or in court with the judge. Your attorney’s counsel can make a huge difference in the outcome of your divorce.
Do not rush into a new relationship
Getting into a new romantic relationship during your divorce, or even shortly after, can hurt you more than help you. You need time to heal and process the emotions associated with the divorce.
In addition, rushing into a new relationship may make your children very uncomfortable and cause custody issues with your former spouse.
Divorce is challenging and emotional and it can make you feel a whole range of emotions. Keeping your focus on caring for yourself and your children is the best thing you can do. With time and self-care, you will emerge from this time as a stronger and more conflict-resilient person.