The Dos And Don’ts of Divorce in New Jersey
Divorce is complicated, though there are several things you can do to make the process easier–or more difficult. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced New Jersey divorce attorneys to learn more about the dos and don’ts of divorce in New Jersey.
What can I do to improve the chances of a positive outcome in my divorce?
When going through the divorce process, there are several actions you should take to ensure you maximize your chances of a positive outcome. During a divorce, ensure you do the following:
- Always be open and 100% honest with your attorney.
- Document every time you drop off or pick up your children.
- Financially plan for life after your divorce is finalized.
- Keep your last two tax returns on hand.
- Ensure you have good credit.
- If you owe your spouse money or have to pay him/her, ensure you document it. This is why paying via check or another easily-documentable means is ideal.
- Always make child support payments on time.
- Divorce is emotionally challenging for all parties involved. That is why you must always keep your children in mind and ensure they feel comfortable talking with you, or with professional help if need be.
- If you are someone who currently is struggling with alcohol addiction or substance abuse, seek immediate help. This is not something to be embarrassed about. If it comes up in court, they will appreciate that you are doing the responsible thing.
- Obey all court-ordered injunctions and restrictions.
- Change your bank account passwords, social media passwords, and more.
- Fully disclose all liabilities and assets.
What should I not do during the divorce process?
While there are several things that can positively impact the outcome of your divorce, there are also several actions you can take that will adversely affect the outcome of your divorce. Refrain from doing the following:
- Do not post about your spouse, your divorce, or any new relationships on social media.
- If you can, avoid starting a new relationship until divorce proceedings conclude.
- Do not relocate with your children, especially without their other parent’s, or the court’s permission.
- Never speak poorly about your spouse in front of your children. This can hurt them more than you’d imagine.
- Do not take your children out of school.
- Do not make large purchases, go on expensive vacations, or otherwise spend large amounts of money while divorce proceedings are happening.
- Never send threatening texts to your spouse–do not text your spouse, his/her friends, or anyone else anything you wouldn’t want a judge to see.
- Do not deny your spouse his or her rightful parenting time.
- Do not financially contribute in large amounts to organizations.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
If you are considering a divorce and need an attorney who can effectively represent you through every step you can count on Lazor Rantas, PC. We proudly serve clients throughout New Jersey as they navigate divorce and family law matters. To discuss your case with an experienced legal team, contact Lazor Rantas, PC today.