The Do’s and Don’ts of California Divorce | What You Should Know

As you know, divorce is stressful, and at times, it can seem unclear about the best way to handle your divorce. This is why our Los Angeles divorce attorneys have compiled a short bulleted list of the do’s and don’ts of divorce to help provide some guidance as to what you should, and should not do during, and after, your divorce. Please continue reading to learn more.

The Do’s of Divorce

When you get divorced, there are various actions you should take to increase the chances of receiving a favorable outcome and reducing the negative impact your divorce may have on all parties involved. They are as follows:

  • Keep a record of each time you and your spouse pick up/drop off children
  • Try to remain calm and cooperative with your spouse
  • Always follow all court orders
  • Take stock of what you have
  • Account for all of your monthly bills
  • Keep a folder of important documents, such as your tax returns, real estate deeds, and more
  • Check your credit score
  • Change all of your passwords to your online accounts, and try to avoid posting on social media
  • Provide full disclosure of all assets and liabilities
  • Know the total balance of any bank accounts you have
  • Understand your retirement plan
  • Speak with a financial expert to learn about the potential tax implications of your divorce
  • Always pay child support on time

The Don’ts of Divorce

That being said, there are many actions you should avoid at all costs, both during the divorce process and after your divorce is finalized. Some actions to avoid are as follows:

  • Hiding information from your attorney
  • Posting on social media (though it is best to avoid posting altogether until your divorce is finalized, it is critical that you especially do not talk about your divorce, your former spouse, or any new relationships)
  • Relocate, especially out-of-state, with your children
  • Badmouth your spouse in front of your children
  • Bring a new romantic partner around your children or to court hearings
  • Send threatening messages to your spouse or about your spouse
  • Ring up debt
  • Donate large sums of money
  • Remove children from their school
  • Buy a new home or post pictures of large purchases on social media
  • Sell or get rid of assets without your spouse’s permission

If you have any further questions about the divorce process, give our California divorce attorneys a call today. We are here to help.

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Divorce and family law issues are notoriously complicated and personal, which is why you must hire an attorney with years of experience, as well as the compassion and skill needed to handle these sensitive matters. For the qualified, dedicated legal representation you and your family deserve and need, contact Zitser Family Law Group, APC today.

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