Not everyone has been through multiple divorces; some people will only have just one, or even none, which means there is plenty of room for error. It can be a sticky situation when you are dealing with a former spouse, especially if children are involved, but here is a list of things to take into consideration when going through divorce.
- Don’t be unrealistic with your demands. If you want things to be fair, you have to play that way; if you’re looking to receive everything, you might be out of luck. Figure out what you need and what is most important to you first then decide how you can to move forward from there.
- Don’t hide anything from your attorney. Make sure you discuss your future plans and list of assets with your him or her. Withholding these things could be detrimental to your case, especially if your spouse has an idea about what you’re hiding. Make sure to trust your attorney, as they are there to serve you and help you. Make sure to ask a lot of questions, get a clear concise understanding of everything that’s going on if you do not understand.
- Be leery of your social networking. These days, sites like Facebook and Twitter have become almost a shoulder to cry on in times of struggle. One can post about very personal issues, and can be seen by hundreds of people. If you’re hiding assets or withholding information and posting about it online, it can be used against you in court.
- Use your head not your heart. Make sure to make decisions using your logical senses instead of giving in to your emotions. You are likely in a venerable state, so it is necessary to be smart during divorce proceedings.
- Don’t snoop through your exes mail or email. This is an invasion of privacy, and it is illegal, even if you were granted access by your spouse. If the court needs to, it can access their email and social media accounts, so try to stop yourself before potentially getting in hot water.