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5 mistakes you could make during a divorce

Divorce is complex. One wrong move and you could end up in a legal battle.

To avoid this, you may need to be aware of the following ways a mistake can make your divorce harder:

Dating before the divorce is settled

Many people see comfort during a divorce. They may try to fix this by dating again. However, dating before a divorce is settled could create issues. For example, if your soon-to-be-ex-spouse discovers that you’re dating, they may feel hurt or betrayed and try to make the divorce process harder

Refusing to talk to your spouse

It’s easy to get angry, frustrated and annoyed at your soon-to-be-ex-spouse during a divorce. This may lead you to refuse to communicate with them. However, if your spouse is willing to talk to you during the process, this might make it easier to negotiate a settlement that’s in favor of everyone. Otherwise, you may not end up with everything you want from the divorce.

Not being honest about your assets

One thing that you can’t do during a divorce, especially a high-asset divorce, is hide assets. Hidden assets may be anything that isn’t discussed during the divorce process or was given as a “gift” to someone to hang on to. You and your spouse have to be honest about what assets each of you holds, otherwise, there may be hefty legal fees.

Keeping the same estate plan

Many people alter their estate to include their spouse so they inherit assets and may act as power of attorney. However, during a divorce, you may need to consider excluding your spouse since they may no longer have your best interests in mind. 

Using social media

One easy way people create issues during a divorce is by using social media. Revealing information about a divorce or targeting people who might be involved could create issues. 

There are a lot of legal intricacies that you have to be aware of or you could end up agreeing to a settlement that’s not in your favor.