The Do’s and Don'ts of Divorce

Divorce is not the easiest process to go through even under the most amicable circumstances. The fact is that we are human and naturally feel inclined to react to situations that frustrate us. However, the key is to remember making poor emotionally-charged decisions or acting out will ultimately backfire in ways that will leave you dealing with the consequences for quite some time. Instead of making a preventable mistake, keep some of the following do’s and don’ts of divorce in mind as you proceed to dissolve your marriage:

  • DO: Be reasonable and cooperate with your spouse. True, you might be angry, resentful or hurt, but a long and drawn-out divorce is expensive and will only make your life worse, so open your mind and be willing to compromise.
  • DO: Your children are going to have a harder time coping with this divorce than you will, so be supportive of them and never make them feel obligated to choose sides. There is no reason to make a tough situation worse.
  • DO: Disclose all of your assets and property or else you risk your divorce decree being thrown out due to financial deception. You do not want to end up back in court after thinking this is all over and done with.
  • DO: If anything is unclear or if you have questions regarding your divorce, ask your attorney. He or she works for you, so make sure you understand every part of the process.
  • DON’T: Whatever you do, do not lose your cool or lash out at your children or your former spouse. This can have an impact on your divorce case.
  • DON’T: You are probably eager to begin your new life, but do not start making major plans that require you to move out of state or out of the country. Doing so will impact your ability to get your divorce finalized.
  • DON’T: Hiding property is financial deception, so do not start giving away property to friends or family and arranging to get it back after your divorce is finalized.
  • DON’T: You should not have to go through this process alone. Divorce can be complicated, so make sure you hire an experienced attorney to help you navigate its complexities.

Skilled Divorce Attorneys in Omaha

If you and your spouse have decided to dissolve your marriage, you should seek the legal assistance of an experienced divorce attorney in Omaha. At Carlson & Burnett, we provide attentive divorce advocacy that is aligned with the goals of our clients. No matter how complicated your case might be, we are prepared to protect your interests in or out of court.

Contact our office today at (402) 810-8611 to schedule a consultation today and learn more about your legal options.

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