The Do’s and Don’ts of Divorce


If you are filing for divorce, there are some basic tips you should keep in mind as you navigate this emotional and complex legal process. What you do and what you don’t do will have a major impact on your future, so continue reading to learn more about the do’s and don’ts of divorce.

How to Navigate Your Divorce

The outcome of your divorce will produce some substantial ripple effects throughout your life, so it is crucial to hire an experienced attorney to represent your case and help you avoid making costly mistakes.

Here are some of the do’s and don’ts of divorce:

  • DO: Spend as much time as you can with your kids. If you have scheduled visitation, make it a priority to spend time with your child unless it is an emergency. Otherwise, your actions may be perceived as a lack of dedication to them.
  • DO: Divorce is a difficult process, and it can take a big toll on a person’s wellbeing. Therefore, more now than ever, it is important for you to devote your time to partake in things that  may bring you happiness.
  • DO: Try have realistic expectations regarding the process and the emotions involved, especially if you have children.
  • DON’T: Make negative comments about your spouse in front of your children. Doing so will only harm your children and make them feel as though they have to choose a parent, which is a terrible position to put them in.
  • DON’T: Although this is certainly an emotional experience, you must not let your feelings get the best of you. Keep your cool and never act without thinking.
  • DON’T: Even if you and your spouse are in agreement regarding the terms of your divorce, it is unwise to settle without consulting with an experienced attorney. Hiring an attorney does not mean you have to go through litigation. An attorney can help ensure you are not agreeing to anything that is against your interests.

Discuss the Details of Your Divorce with One of Our Skilled Attorneys Today!

If you cannot make your marriage work, consult with one of the experienced divorce attorneys at the Law Offices of Makupson & Howard for the legal help you need.

Reach out to our law office today at (888) 328-2734 to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys to get started on your case!

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