Divorce is never easy, but people sometimes exacerbate the pain by making preventable mistakes. Here are a few actions to watch out for as you continue through the divorce process and work towards a better tomorrow.
Fighting over insignificant assets
You can save yourself a great deal of energy and expense by carefully choosing your battles in regard to property division. For items of great financial or sentimental value, fight to win. But if you find yourself battling your spouse over “pots and pans” just to prove a point or to feel like you won, it will likely just end up costing you a lot of money.
Oversharing on social media
For many people, Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms are an invaluable means of self-expression, but divorce is not the time to overshare or (if possible) share anything at all. Seemingly innocuous posts, such as an account of a vacation or pictures from a party, can have unintended consequences affecting property division and even child custody. Always assume people who do not have your best interests in mind are watching.
Failing to look out for yourself
Throughout your marriage, your interests were tightly aligned with those of your spouse. Now that you are going your separate ways, it is time to look out for your interests, even as they run counter to those of your ex.
If you feel alone in this new landscape, you shouldn’t have to. Rely on friends and family members for support. Talk with a mental health professional if the stress and anxiety of divorce become overwhelming. For your legal needs, turn to an experienced divorce attorney who knows how to navigate these complex issues. Your lawyer will have your best interests in mind and will fight to secure a happier and financially stable future for you.