Divorce is an overwhelming roller coaster of emotions that can often play a part in clouding one’s judgment or ability to properly respond to certain situations. Unfortunately, many of the mistakes made in a divorce can have serious ramifications, so it is crucial to be more aware of what you should and should not do throughout the process.
To help field the difficulties of your divorce, here is a list of the do’s and don’ts you should keep in mind as your case progresses:
- Do: You should always seek to be as reasonable and cooperative as possible with your soon-to-be former spouse. He or she will likely respond in kind, which will help yield quicker results, so you can both move on with your new lives.
- Do: If you share children with your spouse, they are undoubtedly going through a tough time trying to cope with the drastic changes that a divorce ushers in. Support them through this tough time and remember that this is probably harder for them than it is for you and your spouse.
- Do: While you are still working out the details of a permanent custody arrangement, you should let your spouse know when you plan on taking the kids and where you will be taking them. If you take them without informing your spouse, you might find law enforcement trying to track you down, which will not do you any favors in court.
- Do: Always be sure to fully disclose all assets and property or you will risk your divorce decree being thrown out for financial deception.
- Do: If you have any questions or if something is unclear, ask your divorce attorney. He or she is here to help you, so make use of your attorney’s knowledge any time something does not make sense.
- Don’t: Never lose your cool. Of course, this is a difficult situation, but losing your temper will only make things worse, especially if you end up lashing out at your children.
- Don’t: If you are considering making any big plans while in the midst of your divorce, think again. Starting your new life before your divorce is even finalized can disrupt the entire process.
- Don’t: Divorce is complicated, so you should have a skilled and experienced attorney on your side. Enduring this alone can lead to some costly mistakes, which will ultimately take up more time and cost more money in the long run.
Experienced Divorce Attorneys in Clearwater and Palm Harbor
If you and your spouse decided to move forward with a divorce, now is the time to retain the representation you need to get you through the process as smoothly as possible while protecting your interests. At K. Dean Kantaras, P.A., our legal team has several decades of combined experience, which we will use to your advantage.
Contact our office today at (727) 939-6113 to schedule your initial consultation with a knowledgeable member of our team.