You may feel inclined to autopilot through the whirlwind of divorce, but a little mindfulness and proactivity may make the process smoother.
Here are five things not to do in a divorce.
1. Post Details Online
A divorce is an emotionally charged ordeal, with plenty of opportunities and temptations to share your frustrations with the world. Nonetheless, it is better to keep your circle small when sharing details of your divorce, keeping the nitty-gritty off social media.
2. Talk Negatively In Front Of Your Children
Divorce is challenging for children, too. When you and your spouse quarrel, it can place your child in a frustrating and confusing battle. It is not always easy, but choosing not to make derogatory comments about your ex in front of your children can help them avoid further struggles.
3. Assume Your Ex Has Your Best Interests In Mind
Even if you and your spouse are parting amicably, do not assume they have your best interests in mind. Keep your eyes open for hidden assets, unfair property division, custody and living arrangements.
4. Go Into The Process Without A Plan
You may feel desperate to end your marriage, but you should not fail to make a plan for the divorce process and your life post-divorce. Consider things like where you will live and how you will support yourself.
5.Neglect To Take Care Of Yourself
Divorce is a stressful process, and it can be easy to put off taking care of your physical and mental well-being. Allow yourself space to process the full spectrum of emotions, and try periodically setting aside some time to do something relaxing or enjoyable.
Remember these five things as you begin divorce proceedings to help you protect your interests.