No matter who you are and no matter what the specifics are in your divorce, there is a way that you can carry and conduct yourself during the legal process that will improve your chances of expediting the divorce and possibly securing “wins” on critical issues inherent to your situation. Too many people involved in a divorce get anxious and angry about it all, leading to extreme difficult in negotiating and completing the divorce.
So what are some things that you can do to improve the overall process of your divorce? And what are some missteps to avoid during it all to give you more confidence as you move forward?
Let’s start with the “good” first. You should be honest throughout your divorce, as any lies you tell could come back to haunt you. You should also remain calm and dignified throughout the divorce. Getting angry and arguing with your soon-to-be-ex will only make negotiations more complicated and could prolong a divorce process that could otherwise progress smoothly.
Now, what should you avoid during the divorce process? There are two big mistakes that people often make. One is making a big life decision after a divorce. In other words, you shouldn’t move to a different state or get married to someone else during the divorce process. The other mistake to avoid is violating agreements or orders made by a judge in relation to your divorce. This means that any visitation or custody orders that relate to your children should be obeyed.