Behavior is a huge factor during divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Property Division on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

When you are going through divorce, one of the most important things you can do is behave yourself. Behavior is a major contributing factor to some divorce disasters, such as having public meltdowns that leave you legally liable for something. This behavior is unacceptable and can lead to more problems for you, and your wallet, as you proceed through divorce.

Now, we aren’t saying that you can’t get emotional during a divorce. Obviously divorce is an emotional time, and you have to let those feelings out every now and then. But when you do, make sure you are doing so in a constructive and healthy manner. Don’t go online and make an inflammatory post about your husband or wife. Don’t go out to the bars and make a scene. Instead, talk with friends and family in a private, constructive way.

You should also be very careful with how you spend your money. Divorce inherently involves your finances and your spouse’s finances. These will come under intense scrutiny during the divorce process. If you got out and spend a lot of money just to purchase items to give you an emotional lift after a divorce has been announced, you could be in a lot of trouble when the process gets serious.

Ultimately, getting a divorce is a very big moment in anyone’s life, and they need to act accordingly to protect themselves. You should consult with an attorney if you and your spouse decide it is time to end your marriage.

Source: Huffington Post, “Adulting 101: Divorce Edition,” Christina Pesoli, May 31, 2016

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