Things to Avoid During a Divorce in California | What You Should Know

The divorce process is challenging, and oftentimes, it can be hard to cope with. However, you should know that there are various actions you should avoid as you go through the divorce process. Please continue reading and reach out to our Los Angeles divorce attorneys to learn more about what to avoid during a divorce.

What You Should Avoid During a Divorce

Some of the most common mistakes we see people make while they are going through a divorce are as follows:

  • Using Social Media: What you post on social media becomes public, if only to your friends or followers. Any one of those people can take screenshots and otherwise document what you post. If you post pictures of a new boyfriend, you on vacation, you buying an expensive dinner or a new car, or even you with a drink in your hand, you can bet that those posts will be used in the courtroom setting, even if they are taken out of context. It is always best to avoid posting on social media until your divorce is finalized.
  • Talking About Your Divorce in Writing: This is similar to refraining from using social media. If you send angry texts or threats to your spouse, or even if you are found to be texting another person negative/threatening things about your spouse, those texts can, and probably will turn up in the courtroom setting. This almost always has a negative outcome.
  • Badmouthing Your Spouse to Your Children: We understand that oftentimes, parents mean no harm, and may even think they are protecting their children, by telling them what their spouse is ‘really like.” Often, especially when the other spouse is the one responsible for ending the marriage, the thought of your children not being on your side can be overwhelming. However, you should understand that your spouse is still their parent, and badmouthing your spouse to your children can cause lasting damage. Divorce is confusing and difficult enough for children. The best thing you and your spouse can do is remain supportive, don’t badmouth each other, and try not to argue in front of the kids.

We understand that it may be very difficult to do all three of these things at times, however, avoiding these actions can save you greatly in the long run. As California divorce attorneys, it is our job to help you attain the best outcome possible. One of the ways you can help is by ensuring you do your part as well. For any further questions or you are ready to get started, please do not hesitate to give us a call today.

Contact our experienced Los Angeles firm

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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