What are the Dos and Don’ts of a Divorce in New York?
If you are going through a divorce, it is important to note the good and bad behaviors and how they can impact the outcome of your divorce case. Continue reading to learn about the dos and don’ts of divorce and do not hesitate to contact our skilled New York divorce attorneys to discuss your case. Our firm is dedicated to serving you during this challenging time.
What are the dos of a divorce?
It is important to note that a spouse’s behavior during court proceedings can have a large impact on the result. This is why it is important to ensure that if you are going through a divorce you support the following actions:
- Change passwords to all email accounts and social media sites
- Disclose all assets and liabilities when filling out your inventory
- Be aware of the household budget and expenses
- Collect your last two tax returns, real estate deeds, and mortgage documents
- Examine your credit history and get a credit report
- Know the total balance on any joint checking and savings bank accounts
- Know the balance on your retirement plans, 401(k), pension plan, etc.
- Get a copy of your spouse’s last two paycheck stubs
- Seek out a CPA or accountant to help review the tax implications of your divorce
- Seek help for any alcohol or illegal substance abuse
- Keep a journal to document the exchange and pick up of any children you have
- Keep any copies of money paid to your spouse
- Be sure to pay your child support on time
- Maintain good co-parenting practices with your spouse
- Comply with any court-ordered injunctions and restrictions
What are the don’ts of a divorce?
There are many behaviors you should follow as a spouse during a divorce. There are also several behaviors you should not follow. In many cases, negative behaviors can have a disfavoring impact on your separation. If you are going through a divorce, be sure not to:
Post anything on social media that can be used against you
- Post information regarding your divorce on social media
- Withhold visitation from your spouse for their failure to make child support payments
- Move out of state with your children
- Keep things from your attorney
- Start another romantic relationship during the proceedings
- Bring a new significant other around your children or the court hearings
- Get pregnant or get anyone pregnant
- Remove children from their current school
- Buy real estate or any extravagant items while the divorce is pending
- Sell property without the court’s permission
- Send mean or negative emails, texts, messages, etc. to your spouse
- Increase your debt while the divorce is pending
- Criticize your spouse in front of your children
- Give large contributions to anyone during the proceedings
- Discuss the case with your children or use them as intermediaries
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