3 Things You Should Never Do During A Divorce

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If you are going through a divorce, you probably already know how stressful it can be. It is not unusual to feel a great deal of frustration during a divorce, as you go through the process, but that doesn't give you a free pass on making mistakes. Too many people make divorce so emotional that they don't use their rational brain to make decisions, and instead, act of hurt, revenge, or anger. This can be very dangerous. Here are some things you should never do during a divorce.

1. Fight About Things You Don't Care About

One sure way to keep the divorce going for a long time, as well as ensure that you spend a lot more money then you need to, it fighting about things you don't really care about. For instance, you might have china from your wedding that you know means a lot to your spouse, but you don't really care for it. However, just to make them mad, you put up a fight about the china and do what you can to keep it out of their hands. Know that this kind of behavior will hurt you as well. It will cost you more money, and it will take longer and longer to end the divorce. Don't do it.

2. Expect To Share The Family Pet

Many people have intense feelings towards their pets. If you have a family dog that both of you love, know that you are going to have to choose to give it to one person. Pets do not get the same kind of custody agreement like children do. You are not going to get a joint agreement. So the person who has a lifestyle that can better care for the dog, will get them.

This is another place that people fight for the sake of fighting. One spouse may care more about the pet, and should obviously get the dog, but the other spouse will fight for custody, just to hurt the other. Don't do this. Let the spouse who cares more about the dog get it.

3. Use The Children As Pawns

In the heat of the moment you may try to hurt your spouse by keeping their children away from them. This is a very dangerous move and will hurt the children even more than your spouse. Never bring the children into it. Custody decisions should be based of what is best for the children, not what serves your revenge purposes.

If you avoid doing these things you will better protect yourself. Contact a divorce attorney for more help.


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