Divorce is complicated, which is why if you are about to enter one, it is critical that you understand some basic conduct for divorce to ensure you do not make any mistakes or take any actions that may negatively impact the outcome of your divorce. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Maryland divorce attorney to learn more. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What actions should I take when getting a divorce?
Divorce is a big step, which is why there are several actions you may take to help increase the chances of receiving a positive outcome. If possible, try and do the following:
- Always pay child support on time.
- Understand the tax implications of your divorce (an accountant can help you do this).
- Write down all dates and times you pick up/drop off your children with your other spouse.
- Financially plan for after your divorce.
- Have your last two tax returns on hand.
- Follow all court-ordered injunctions at all times.
- Put your children first.
- If you owe your spouse money or have to make any payments toward your spouse, ensure you document those payments. Making them via check is a good way to document as much.
- Change any passwords you may have, such as bank account passwords or social media passwords.
- Fully disclose all liabilities and assets.
What should I avoid doing if I am getting a divorce?
When going through the divorce process, there are many actions spouses take that only hurt them in the long run. Avoid doing all of the following:
- Not being straightforward with your attorney.
- Slandering your spouse on social media.
- Do not relocate with your children, especially without your spouse's or the court's permission
- Don't get involved in a new romantic relationship (if you do, do NOT post about it on social media)
- Do not get pregnant.
- Do not send threatening or nasty texts to your spouse.
- Don't post about your divorce on social media.
- Do not deny your spouse custody time.
- Do not donate or contribute to large organizations.
- Do not say bad things about your spouse to your children.
- Don't remove your children from school.
- Don't make large purchases, especially if you are requesting alimony/child support.
For any additional questions about the process ahead, please do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced Maryland divorce attorney today. Our firm is here to help ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible.
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