Divorce Do’s and Don’ts

Do:

  • Do use common sense and walk away from confrontations.
  • Do change your passwords for accounts which are not joint.
  • If you are moving out, do copy all important records and documents to which you have access and change your address with USPS.
  • Do continue to prioritize good parenting of your child(ren).
  • Do make a strong effort to be civil with your spouse and take steps to be reasonable and responsible.
  • Do document everything:
    • With a witness present make a recording:
      • Verify the date of the recording with the date of a newspaper.
      • Video or photograph the interior of real property as well as personal property.
      • Inventory expensive or sentimental property items.
      • Inventory the items of a safe and safety deposit box.

Don’t:

  • Don’t violate the temporary restraining order, or any other court order.
  • Don’t threaten your spouse in any way.
  • Don’t speak in anger or negatively about your spouse within earshot of your child(ren).
  • Don’t use your child(ren) as messangers or intermediaries between you and your spouse.
  • If you want to keep your home after the divorce, don’t move out voluntarily. It is hard to retain control of something which you voluntarily have given up.
  • Don’t behave in a way that undermines your credibility to the Court.
  • Don’t leave the State or Country with your child(ren) without written permission of your spouse or a court Order.
  • Don’t post anything about your dissolution, your spouse, or your legal issues on any social media site. Social media sites are public record and can be used against you in court.
  • Don’t sign any document without getting your attorney’s advice.

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  • P.S.

    Good advice.

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