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5 things to do when going through a divorce

On Behalf of | Jun 22, 2023 | Family Law

Are you going through a divorce? It’s often believed that nearly half of all marriages end in divorce. But, this may be the first time you’re going through a divorce. 

Divorce can be confusing and upsetting, which is why you’ve likely overlooked a few things you should do during the process. Here’s what you should know:

1. Keep constant communication with your spouse

You may be angry and wish to have no contact with your spouse until the process is over. But, it could help to keep in constant contact with your spouse until everything is settled. There may be times when you have to discuss important matters about your assets or alimony that would be easier if you don’t break contact with your spouse. 

2. Talk to your children about your divorce

If you have children, then they will eventually learn about the news of your divorce. It could help to talk to your children about your divorce early so that they’re prepared for the future. Having this talk can be difficult, but there are many resources available when talking to children of any age about divorce.

3. Keep away from social media

You may frequently use social media to share your life story or catch up with friends and family. If you talk about your divorce before it’s finalized, however, you could cause a legal battle. Saying too much about your situation or speaking poorly of your spouse may cause harm to the divorce process.

4. Open new bank accounts

You’ll eventually have to split your assets with your spouse. If you share a bank account with your spouse, then you may need to prepare a separate bank account that your spouse can’t access. 

5. Understand your legal rights

Divorce is a complex legal matter. You may benefit by learning your legal options and understanding how you can get a favorable outcome.