Most people that have been through a divorce will tell you that during the divorce process they made many mistakes. Some heart-wrenching and some financially costly. The good news is that you can easily avoid many of the most common mistakes that people make. Here are our top mistakes to avoid:
- Leaving a digital trail
It is very easy to get into a “digital” argument with your ex. But, please, don’t do it! This is our TOP mistake to avoid. Anything you write, can be used against you in a court of law. There are many times that people blurt out things in a text or an email that are venomous and beyond what they would voice in an argument. Let me say it again, ANYTHING YOU WRITE CAN BE USED AGAINST YOU. It is not necessarily erased and can be used out of context to set-up support for behavior patterns that your spouse wants to prove.
- Venting on Social Media
A divorce is a time to go MIA on social media. Just like in text messages, all of your posts can be used against you in a court of law. They can be used out context to prove a negative pattern. Don’t post pictures, hateful comments, partying photos, and definitely not your new significant other. Lay low on social media until the divorce is finalized.
- Increased Spending
While you might feel you need a major vacation or new shoes to recover from the stress of the divorce, don’t do it. Increased spending on joint assets does not reflect well in a court of law. You need to be establishing an air of responsibility and financial stability.
Once your divorce is complete, you will be able to move with more freedom. But until that time, it is best to be smart and avoid these common mistakes.