Mistakes to Avoid in a Divorce

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Question:

What mistakes should I avoid during divorce?

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Time and time again when we meet with clients, we tell them what they should do and what they should not do during divorce. What they should do is be excellent examples to their children. What they should do is obey the court orders. What they should do is put their children ahead of themselves.Mistakes to Avoid in a DivorceWhen you’re faced with a situation, you can give the spouse a little more time than allowed, sometimes you need to do that to show the court that you’re willing to make the tough decision and put your children’s needs first. If you get in a tit for tat situation with the kids, that looks poorly on both parties. The other pitfalls are if you send text message with angry and derogatory comments, you email bad things to people, or put bad things on your Facebook accounts about the spouse. These things just come back to haunt you.

Do not put anything on social media or texting or emails that you don’t want to have thrown in your face at trial. It will all come back to you, I promise. What makes an experienced divorce attorney upset and frustrated is when we have to spend more time defending our clients’ actions than be their champion. We ask all of our clients to be exemplary in their life, their language, and be appropriate with all your communication with the other spouse.


Are you thinking about leaving your marriage and have questions about the mistakes to avoid in a divorce? Contact a Stillwater divorce lawyer at Murray Law Firm today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.

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Out of Town Legal Resources

Many times we hear from people who need help in other areas of the country. While we don’t practice in New York, we have found these family law attorneys in Saratoga, NY who could be very helpful. They have created a lot of great online educational content that you or someone you love may find valuable if you are looking for information about divorce in New York. Take a look at their online divorce resource page.