Divorces and custody cases are both stressful and complicated. To help you through your case we have compiled fifteen tips that should help you to better navigate your divorce or child support case.
- Do not cancel health insurance on your ex spouse or children.
- Do not sell or dispose of marital assets including retirement accounts, marital home, vehicles.
- Do not post on social media such as Facebook and Twitter. All social media posts can be used against you in trial.
- Posted pictures and comments on social media can make it easier for your former spouse’s attorney to attack your credibility and ensure you do not receive the relief that you are requesting from the court.
- Remember to not post anything you would not want your ex, his or her attorney, or the judge to see. Regardless of how restrictive your privacy settings may be, this information can easily be subpoenaed and become a part of the court record. If there is any doubt, do not post.
- Assume that every email and every text that you send to your ex spouse will be reviewed by the Judge during trial. Do not argue with or berate your ex spouse, especially with electronic communications.
- You should always assume your ex spouse is recording your phone conversations.
- Do not hide important facts from your attorney.
- Do not purchase expensive items like jewelry and be very careful if you plan to take vacations that could be scrutinized for being irresponsible with expenses.
- Do not talk about your case to your children.
- Do not say bad things about your ex spouse in front of your children.
- Do not threaten your ex spouse.
- Follow all Court orders.
- If you choose to not follow advice from your attorney, inform your attorney of this choice.
- If either party alleges neglect or abuse of the children, a Guardian ad Litem will be appointed as a separate attorney who will represent the interests of the children. The Guardian ad Litem will perform an investigation of the case and interview the parties and the children. The parties will usually split the costs of the Guardian ad Litem.
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