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|Some Quick Advice If Planning A Divorce
BE CAUTIOUS USING PHONE CALLS, TEXTS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
It is never a good idea to vent your problems or anger at your spouse on telephone calls, text messages or social media, which includes
Facebook, twitter, etc. What you say, text or post can often be printed out and used against you in court, harming your case. Be cautious what
you post or text and never talk about your ongoing case with anyone but your attorney and perhaps a few trusted friends or family members.
DO NOT DISCUSS YOUR CASE WITH YOUR MINOR CHILD OR CHILDREN
You should not disparage or blame your spouse for the divorce when speaking to your children, especially minor children. Children should not
be forced to side with one parent over another parent. Both you and your spouse will continue to be parents and you both will attend your
child's or children's graduations, marriages, holidays and other family events.
DO NOT LET YOUR SPOUSE “PUSH YOUR ANGER BUTTONS”
Although rare, it does happen. Some divorces become very emotional and toxic. Never let your anger/frustration control your actions, which
can lead to destruction of personal property, assault and even a criminal conviction. Walk away from any hostile divorce conversations with
your spouse but continue the discussion when things have “cooled down.” If there is no agreement, then the Court will decide and you should
stop discussing it with your spouse. Never allow your spouse to “push your anger buttons” where you lash out in destructive/assaultive
behavior. No good has ever come of it.
BE FAIR AND HONEST WHEN DISCUSSING YOUR DIVORCE WITH YOUR SPOUSE
The court looks to fairness and honesty in any divorce. If you hide assets, bank account deposits or anything else from your spouse then you
may lose all of what you hid and the court will award it all to your spouse.