Common Divorce Blunders to Avoid

Whether it is related to a divorce in progress or not, sometimes people make mistakes without even realizing that they are doing something they probably shouldn’t. Trying to walk a path which won’t make life any more difficult than it already is may be one of your aspirations as you go through your divorce. If it is, you may want to learn about some of the things that many divorcing people do which may have consequences that they are unaware of when they do them. Knowledge is power, and simply being aware of the potential consequences of these common divorce blunders could help you to avoid committing them yourself.

Believe it or not, your financial behavior can become a big deal during your divorce process. If you fail to disclose income and assets on the forms that you fill out for the court and your spouse produces evidence that you have assets or income that you did not disclose, there will be trouble. Any transaction that you make could be discovered, whether it is on a credit card, bank statement, or something else entirely. Technology makes tracking the flow of funds fairly simple, and any attempts to conceal information of a financial nature are likely to backfire and get you in trouble. Keeping your financial dealings squeaky clean and disclosing everything is the best way to ensure that you will not create any unintended and undesirable consequences.

Social media is a big part of many people’s lives. At its best, it can help you stay connected with friends and family, both near and far. At its worst, it can pour fuel on fires which are already burning, turning them into blazing infernos of drama. With this in mind, think carefully before you post that Facebook status or tweet that thought. Once you put it out there, you can’t take it back, even if you delete it. Electronic evidence is used in many types of court cases, including divorces. Your spouse may leave no stone unturned as they parade your Instagram pictures, tweets, and Facebook statuses before the court to portray you in a very unfavorable way. In case you think that that would never happen because you blocked your ex and all of their friends, know that they could be lurking under a fake screen name, or people who you thought were your friends may turn on you and alert them to what you have posted via screenshots and the like. It is important that you address your feelings about your divorce, but calling or meeting up with a trusted friend, a family member, or even your therapist is a healthy and much less potentially damaging way to meet your need for connection and communication about your divorce experience.

While it is your job to avoid doing things which could potentially harm your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome in your divorce, a Mississippi Divorce Attorney can help you to understand the divorce process and pursue the results that you desire. Mississippi Divorce Attorney Matthew S. Poole is an experienced Mississippi divorce attorney who is known for achieving favorable results for his clients. To find out how Matthew can help you, call our office today at (601) 573-7429 to schedule a free consultation.

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Common Divorce Blunders to Avoid
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Mississippi Divorce Attorney discusses most common divorce blunders to avoid when seeking a Mississippi divorce.

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