[T]here is no denying that a divorce can be an incredibly stressful and upsetting period in anyone’s life. When your emotions are high, it can be easy to do things that you otherwise wouldn’t usually do – you know, like cut up your partner’s clothes or drive their prized car into a wall! Although mildly satisfying – not a good idea! With that being said, read on to discover a number of different things you should never do during a divorce.
Don’t Settle Early
Yes, you want to get out of your marriage as soon as possible. But this does not mean that you should throw your financial security down the drain. You need to make a number of copies of all of your monetary documents. This includes credit card statements, mutual fund statements, tax forms, pension statements and such like. This will enable you to have a full picture of what you own and also what you owe too. After all, you need to make sure you are granted a fair settlement.
What NOT to Do During a Divorce – Don’t Refuse to See a Counselor
A lot of people don’t want to see a therapist because there is still a bit of a stigma attached. Nevertheless, it is easy for anger and depression to take over if you do not talk to a professional about how you feel. It is often easier to talk to a stranger, as you can relax and say anything that is on your mind. Your therapist will also help you in terms of remaining calm in court and talking to your kids throughout this difficult period.
Don’t Cut Corners when Choosing an Attorney
A good attorney is a necessity when it comes to a divorce. You may assume that every family law attorney is the same, but this is not the case. The professional you hire really makes a monumental difference in terms of the outcome. Take the time to research all of your options carefully. Find out about the person’s experience and track record. Also, take the time to read reviews that have been left by past clients too.
What NOT to Do During a Divorce – Don’t Forget to Change your Will
Last but not least, make sure you change your will. Your will is not automatically revoked because you are officially separating from your partner. If you want to make sure your soon-to-be-ex-partner does not receive any of the privileges and money that is currently granted to them if you pass away, then you need to make sure you do this sooner rather than later. You never know what is around the corner!
So there you have it: some of the things that you should NOT do during a divorce. The different situations mentioned above are only going to make your life more difficult. A divorce can be frustrating and stressful enough without making matters more complicated.
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