Humans are known to be creatures that act on behalf of emotions.  Any family law issue will come with its own set of challenges and obstacles.  Divorce, in particular, can be extremely emotional and life-altering.  Whether you have known that a divorce has been a long time coming, or it came out of virtually nowhere, it can be a difficult process.  It is important during these trying times that individuals are able to keep a level head, and not make rash decisions.  Below is a list of things that should be avoided during a divorce.  Please remember that this is only a list of common mistakes that can be avoided.  Just as important (and perhaps even more so) is to do to the right things.  This includes speaking with an experienced divorce lawyer in your area to learn about your legal options.

Things to avoid during a divorce

  1. Don’t take to social media

It may be tempting to get a weight off your shoulders by airing your grievances online for family and friends.  Regardless of who did what, or how wrongfully you have been treated, the things you say online can be used against you in the future.  As difficult as it is to avoid social media altogether until divorce proceedings have concluded.  This is especially important if you have children as social media posts can muddy the waters during a child custody matter.

  1. Do not rely solely on the advice of family and friends

Do not misinterpret this as us discouraging speaking with family and friends.  On the contrary, the people who love you most can often be vital support during a divorce.  Despite their best intentions, however, most of us are not related or friends with family law or legal experts.  While they can be supportive you should not rely on just on your loved one for information and guidance during a legal separation.  This is true even if they have been through a divorce or alimony struggle themselves in the past.

  1. Don’t let the divorce affect the rest of your life

Going through a divorce is one of the most stressful and difficult things people can go through in life.  Don’t let the stress of a divorce branch out and damage other areas of your life.  This includes jeopardizing your career and personal finances.  This includes transitioning away from joint accounts and beginning to establish your own accounts.  You can always speak with your attorney about important steps to help protect your financial future and personal assets.

There are so many aspects of a divorce that it is almost impossible to cover everything in just a few articles.  If you gain anything from reading this post please let it be that you should seek legal advice before you do anything or speak with anyone in a significant way.  It is invaluable to have an attorney on your side.  If you are going through a divorce in Utah and would like to speak with a legal professional we invite you to contact Burton Family Attorneys at (801) 393-1106 today.

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