It is important to understand the good and bad behaviors and how they can impact the outcome of your divorce. If you are currently going through a divorce, it is in your best interest to reach out to our skilled New Jersey divorce attorneys to learn more.

What are the dos of a divorce?

The objective of a divorce for any spouse is to go through the process as smoothly as possible. It is important to note that in a seamless divorce proceeding, there is a list of good behaviors that a spouse should keep in mind. They are:

  • Examine your credit history and get a credit report
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Seek out a CPA or accountant to help review the tax implications of your
    divorce

What are the don’ts of a divorce?

While there are many good behaviors to keep in mind, there are also many bad behaviors that you should be aware of during your divorce. These actions can include:

  • 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
  • Keep things from your attorney
  • Move out of state with your children
  • 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
  • Discuss the case with your children or use them as intermediaries
  • Criticize your spouse in front of your children
  • Give large contributions to anyone during the proceedings

Contact our Firm

We understand how emotional and difficult matters of family law can be. If you need the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney to help protect your right to your family, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced firm. We are eager and dedicated to helping you through this difficult time. Our personal injury specialists at Greenberg & Walden, LLC are standing by for a free initial consultation. Call us at 201-528-6928

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