Do's and Don'ts in a Divorce
Advice from an Experienced Brandon Divorce Lawyer
Divorce can be hard on both parties. You may feel resentment for your spouse,
emotions can run high, and feel tempted to act in the heat of the moment.
These are all normal reactions, but it is important to stop and reconsider
whether your actions will cause more problems down the road. At the Law
Office of Thomas P. Gill Jr., P.L., we have provided a list of do's
and don'ts for divorcing couples.
- DO be as cooperative and reasonable as possible. This means be open to
compromises and explore all the available options.
- DO provide support for your children. Avoid having them choose sides or
drawing out the divorce process longer. Children can be easily traumatized
when parents fight.
- DO provide full disclosure of assets and properties. If a court feels you
are hiding assets or being deceptive, this could work against you and
prolong the process.
- DO consult an attorney if you are unsure of the law and how it works. Your
attorney understands how laws are interpreted and applied, and can provide
you with sound advice during the process.
- DON'T lose your composure or engage in behavior that you will regret,
including damaging your ex's properties, badmouthing your spouse in
front of your children, etc.
- DON'T use your children as leverage in a divorce, such as refusing
visitation if you don't get your way.
- DON'T violate custody or support agreements. This can put you in legal trouble.
- DON'T create new plans to move away until a divorce is finalized. This
can complicate and delay the divorce further.
- DON'T represent yourself during a divorce. An attorney can protect
your rights and make sure that you are not being taken advantage of.
Navigating your divorce with an experienced attorney can make the process
much easier. Learn your rights and gain a fresh perspective on your matter.
Contact our legal team
in Brandon for more information on how we can help you.