What to Do and Not to Do During Divorce Proceedings

When someone is facing a divorce, it is common for them to get advice thrown at them from all angles. Continue reading to learn the most basic do’s and dont’s for divorce proceedings that will set you on the right track to proceed with a peaceful and smooth process. Give our experienced divorce firm a call for further assistance with your divorce.

What to Do During a Divorce

You can benefit from engaging in the following actions. In order to achieve peaceful and smooth divorce proceedings, be sure to note the following behaviors when facing a divorce:

  • Know the balance on your retirement plans, 401(k), pension plan, etc.
  • Get a copy of your spouse’s last two paycheck stubs
  • Keep a journal to document the exchange and pick up of any children you have
  • Seek out a CPA or accountant to help review the tax implications of your divorce
  • Be sure to pay your child support on time
  • Change passwords to all email accounts and social media sites
  • Disclose all assets and liabilities when filling out your inventory
  • Be aware of the household budget and expenses
  • Collect your last two tax returns, real estate deeds, and mortgage documents
  • Comply with any court-ordered injunctions and restrictions
  • Maintain good co-parenting practices
  • Keep any copies of money paid to your spouse
  • Examine your credit history and get a credit report
  • Know the total balance on any joint checking and savings bank accounts
  • Seek help for any alcohol or illegal substance abuse

What Not to Do During a Divorce

There are many actions that should be avoided during divorce proceedings to avoid altering the process in any way. The following actions are what not to do during a divorce:

  • Post anything on social media that can be used against you
  • Discuss the case with your children
  • Use your children as intermediaries
  • Keep secrets from your attorney
  • Buy real estate while the divorce is pending
  • Buy extravagant items while the divorce is pending
  • Sell property without the court’s permission
  • Give large contributions to anyone
  • Send mean or negative emails, texts, messages, or any other form of written communication to your spouse
  • Start another romantic relationship
  • Post information regarding your divorce on social media
  • Criticize your spouse in front of your children or the court hearings
  • Get pregnant or get anyone pregnant
  • Withhold visitation from your spouse for their failure to make child support payments
  • Move out of state with your children
  • Remove children from their current school
  • Bring a new significant other around your child
  • Increase your debt while the divorce is pending

Contact Our Firm

If you are looking for an expert Montgomery County divorce lawyer, Bolton Law is the right law firm for you. Bolton Law’s legal team handles all family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, and much more. Led by Board-Certified lawyer, Ruby Bolton, our collaborative approach to every case is why we are known for our successes in and out of the courtroom. Contact Bolton Law today to schedule your initial consultation.