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The Do's and Don't's of Getting Divorced

The Do's and Don't's of Getting Divorced

The truth is that not every marriage will endure the test of time. From a loss of romance to incompatible personalities, several issues can cause things not to work out. Although ending a relationship isn’t always easy, it may prove the best decision in the long run. Let’s take a closer look at the dos and don’ts of getting divorced.

DO Hire an Experienced Divorce Attorney

When faced with a divorce, it’s always in your best interest to hire an experienced attorney. The extra peace of mind is well worth it. While you always have the option to represent yourself, this could end badly. Instead of taking on the extra stress, allow a legal expert to handle the heavy lifting. A good divorce attorney will make the entire process a lot easier. Not only will the attorney help you to get a fair divorce settlement, but they can also handle the communication between you and your ex.

DO Continue to Live Your Life

Although a divorce may temporarily slow you down, it shouldn’t take control over your life. The last thing you want is to become isolated from your family and friends. Remember, these are the people who will help you to get through the storm. Hiding out will only make things worse. Feelings of depression and substance abuse are more likely to occur. Don’t allow a divorce to stop your progress. After the dust settles, you can look forward to beginning a new life.

DO Monitor Your Spending Habits

When in the middle of a divorce, be sure to adjust your spending habits. Unexpected divorce expenses can hurt your finances. There’s a good chance you’ll need to take time off from work for court hearings. To be on the safe side, start saving up for the future. Although you may have plans to take an exotic vacation or buy your dream car, now may not be the best time to do so. The best approach is to wait until after your divorce is finalized.

DO Realize Divorce Isn’t Always a Bad Thing

Many people have a negative outlook on divorce. However, it could actually be a blessing in disguise. Remaining in an unhealthy marriage will only lead to more heartache and pain. There’s no need to put yourself through any unnecessary stress. You and your spouse deserve to experience happiness.

DO Keep Your Appointments

Although life can get hectic at times, make it a priority to attend your scheduled divorce appointments. If you decide to skip meetings without a valid reason, this makes it seems like you don’t care. Take the divorce seriously.

DON’T Expose Your Kids to Any Hostility

Remember, the divorce is between you and your spouse. Although you may be furious at your ex, don’t allow any negative emotions to impact your parenting. Always keep your child’s best interest in mind. Give them the love and attention they deserve. Many separated couples make the mistake of arguing in front of their kids. When children are exposed to fighting, they’re more prone to experiencing feelings of anxiety.

DON’T Make Threats

If you and your ex can’t communicate peacefully, the best approach is to allow your lawyer to act as a go-between. This will help to eliminate a lot of unnecessary confusion. Sending threats and bickering will only create an even bigger issue.

DON’T Go Against Court Rulings

You should always adhere to court rulings. Failing to do so can get you into some seriously hot water. For instance, don’t try to prevent your children from seeing your ex on scheduled visits. It’s just as important for parents to not neglect child support payments.

DON’T Rush Into a New Relationship

At some point, you’re bound to find someone who catches your heart. However, don’t rush into a new relationship. It may take a while for you to emotionally recover from your marriage. If you allow feelings of loneliness to take over, you could end up with the wrong person. Focus more on the other things that put a smile on your face.

Feel free to contact Friedman & Friedman PLLC, Attorneys at Law for more help at (516) 688-0088. Our experienced family law attorneys can provide expert advice on divorce.


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