Navigating the emotional, financial and legal challenges that come with a New Jersey divorce can be made easier if you avoid making any bad choices or mistakes that can compromise your case. These mistakes are typically made because of misinformation or a lack of understanding about the New Jersey divorce process. This is why it is important for you to have an experienced divorce attorney you can turn to for advice, as she or he will want to help you achieve the best possible outcome.
Letting your emotions get out of hand can hurt your ability to get what you want when it comes to child custody, visitation, and division of the marital assets. Poor judgment can also prejudice the judge in your case or make your spouse more intractable when it comes to negotiating a fair settlement.
Here are four ways you can hurt your case:
If you are like most divorcing couples, you want the divorce to be over as soon as possible. But letting impatience take over compromises your ability to make good decisions on issues that you will have to live with for a long time. Even under the best of circumstances, divorce takes time. By rushing through important decisions, you may be compromising the quality of life for you and your children long after the divorce is final. Take time to consider the key issues of importance to you and discuss them thoroughly with your attorney.
Put the kids in the middle.
Most parents try to do a good job of keeping their children out of the middle of their divorce disagreements, but anyone can succumb to using their kids as leverage to hurt the other parent when emotions run high. If you are ever tempted, remember that this behavior not only hurts your children, it can also be used against you when it comes to custody and visitation.
Talk about the divorce on social media.
You may think that your privacy settings will protect you from having social media posts used against you in your divorce case, but you are wrong. Your spouse can ask for a court order directing you to provide access to your social media accounts, and all those questionable posts will be exposed for everyone involved in your case to see. You should not post anything on social media that shows you exhibiting poor judgment. And tell your friends not to tag you in any of their posts or make comments on your posts that could be detrimental to your case.
Ignore court orders.
Trying to get back at your ex by ignoring any court order is a very bad idea. Judges do not like their orders to be ignored and could impose harsh penalties on you if you don’t comply.
Protecting your interests and achieving results that support your needs is what you can expect from Cistaro Law. Contact us today for your free consultation.