Going through a divorce is an emotionally taxing time. It can be easy to let emotions get the best of you. Avoid making these serious mistakes to keep your divorce as stress-free and cost-effective as possible.
Waiting Too Long to Consult with an Experienced Divorce Attorney Although a divorce can take some time to complete, things move quickly at certain parts of the process and can quickly leave you feeling overwhelmed. It is always best to consult with a trusted divorce attorney like one of the Woodbury NJ family lawyers at Craig Annin & Baxter as soon as possible after deciding that you will be involved in a divorce.
Not Keeping Written Records If you are still communicating with your partner, it is best to try to do so over email rather than in person or over the phone. This will preserve an accurate record of what you both said. Know that anything you send in writing could be used in a court hearing or your deposition.
Lashing out in Messages or Social Media Posts Electronic messaging such as texts, e-mails, and voice mails, not to mention social media posts must be preserved and are often devastating evidence. In the words of a famous football coach; don’t press send.
Trying to Hide Financial Assets When you go through a divorce, stress about the financial burden and the possibility of losing your assets is natural. It is a mistake to try to hide bank accounts or other property of value in thinking that you can keep your spouse from taking a portion of it. Be candid with your attorney. There are strategies you can discuss to argue to preserve your fair portion of all the assets you hold, misleading your spouse or the Court will severely harm your position.