10 Things You Should Not Do During a Divorce
Divorce can be a very challenging time for anyone. Emotions can run high, and it’s easy to
make mistakes. Here are some of the things we recommend that you should not do during
your divorce for a better outcome.
1. Don’t hide information from your lawyer
Always keep your divorce lawyer up to date. They can only help you if you keep them
informed, so provide them with all the information they need and don’t hide anything from
them. If you have made a bad decision, it’s best that they know.
2. Don’t rush to reply to communications from your spouse
It’s good practice when emotions are running high to take your time before replying to
communications. Don’t rush and end up saying something you regret. At the same time,
remember to keep a record of all your communications.
3. Don’t use the joint account
If you have a joint account, stop using it during your divorce process, and don’t add any
money to it. Use your own account and keep your money separate from now on.
4. Don’t get into (more) debt
Now is not a good time to get into debt or get into more debt. You may not have as much
money around as before, but being careful now will help out later on.
5. Don’t forget about your children’s feelings
This one probably goes without saying, but try to avoid saying negative things about your
spouse in front of your children. This will be a difficult time for them as well, so don’t force
them to take sides.
6. Don’t focus on blame
It may be hard to do, but try to avoid focusing on blaming your spouse for everything. It’s
easy to assume you are blameless, but try to be honest with yourself.
7. Don’t hide assets
It’s a bad idea to try and hide assets during a divorce. It’s important to be open and
transparent, otherwise it could have negative consequences for you in the divorce process.
8. Don’t take advice from everyone
You’ll probably receive no end of advice from friends and family, but be careful whose advice