Are you getting a
divorce for the first time? If so, you’re probably acutely aware of the
fact that you’ll need to tread carefully. A misstep on your part
could result in irreversible damage, which could affect you financially
and emotionally, especially if you have children with your spouse.
People tend to make the most mistakes when they aren’t educated on the
divorce process. Understandably, people “don’t know what they don’t know,”
so they don’t always know which questions to ask or which information
to research. It’s this lack of knowledge that gets spouses in trouble,
particularly when they act before thinking something through.
In order to help you during your divorce, we created a list of what not
to do. If you familiarize yourself with this list, you should be able
to dodge some common pitfalls of divorce.
- Do not rant about your spouse or your divorce on social media. If you do,
your spouse’s attorney or even the judge could find out and it can
backfire on you.
- Do not max out the credit cards. This is irresponsible financial behavior
and it can hurt your spouse’s credit and your own.
- Do not post anything on social media that you would not want the judge
on your divorce case seeing. This is not the time to post pics of you
partying, drinking alcohol, or dating someone new.
- Do not hide assets from your spouse. Judges frown upon this behavior and
it can hurt your divorce settlement.
- Do not make any major purchases, such as an elaborate vacation, a boat,
or a new car. You want to refrain from making big purchases while your
divorce is pending.
- Do not badmouth your spouse to your children. This behavior hurts the children
and damages their relationship with their other parent; it’s counterproductive.
- Do not fight to keep the house if you can’t afford it. Often, spouses
are emotionally attached to a marital home they cannot afford. Instead,
consider selling the property and splitting the proceeds with your spouse.
- Do not count on spousal support. If you’re the lower-earning spouse,
you don’t want to depend on the promise of spousal support because
it’s not guaranteed. Even if it is awarded, it may only be temporary.
Do not start dating without speaking to your divorce attorney first. If
you have minor children and you mishandle dating, it could affect
We sincerely hope the above information helps you during this time of transition.
If you are searching for a Las Vegas divorce lawyer,
contact our firm to schedule a consultation!