If you are considering getting divorced, you probably want to make the process as simple and painless as possible. While this is a good idea in theory, it often doesn’t work that way. Your ex will likely take every opportunity she can to frustrate and annoy you. Below are a few tips on what NOT to do when going through divorce:
- Stop communicating. When you are angry, frustrated or sad about your divorce, it can be tempting to shut-down and avoid your spouse at all costs. However, refusing to return telephone calls, texts or emails will only make matters worse, especially if you have children. Your actions will not impact your ex-spouse as much as they will hurt your children. Additionally, stopping communication will likely cause the cost of your divorce to increase because the attorneys will have to get involved to handle even the simple issues.
- Count pennies. It is common for couples to fight over every single penny when it comes to paying for their children’s expenses. While it is important that both parents provide for their children, sometimes you need to let the insignificant stuff go.
- Fight in front of the children. Most divorcing couples say their children are their highest priority, yet they act rude toward each other in front of their kids. Divorce is hard enough for your children without having to endure the bickering between their parents. How you handle your divorce will stick with your children for the rest of their lives, so put their best interests first.
- Rack up attorney’s fees. Fighting over every little detail of your divorce will cause your (and your ex-spouse’s) attorney fees to sky-rocket. The lawyers are just doing their jobs, but this is money you and your ex could be putting in a college fund. Try to put your anger and emotion aside, put your children first, and compromise with your ex-spouse.
Going through divorce can be difficult, but it is still better than staying in an unhappy marriage. Whether your divorce is amicable or full of disputes, we are here to help. Contact the knowledgeable attorneys at the Men’s Divorce Law Firm. Our office is located in Orlando, Florida, but we proudly serve husbands and fathers across the State. The firm also serves men out of state with child custody interests in Florida.