Men and women are different, and that doesn’t change when it comes to divorce, which can impact men differently than women. A post on the Good Men Project website reveals some of the issues men have to deal with and provides the following tips:
Don’t move out immediately. While it may seem like a good idea at the time you are going through a divorce, moving out is not always the wise move for men. First, there’s the financial — you will need to think about paying for both homes. Moving out may also place you at a disadvantage when it comes to splitting the assets like your home and its contents. If you have children, your soon-to-be ex will be making the decisions on how often you can see them until a final agreement is made.
Beware social media. Even if you have a good relationship with your ex and hope to have an uncontested divorce, your posting photos of a new woman in your life or taking extravagant trips could turn that good relationship sour. Plus, your ex’s attorney could use this as evidence if there is a disagreement on support or custody. The best thing you can do on social media while going through a divorce is nothing.
Be truthful in court. If you are going to be responsible for alimony and child support, you may be tempted to hedge a little when it comes to reporting your assets and income. However, the court will require detailed financial records and withholding those could cause you to lose important rights in your divorce case.
Courts do not always favor women. It’s a myth that judges always favor women in a divorce. In fact, the courts strive to reach a fair decision for both parties. If children are involved, the courts will want to do what is best to ensure they have a good quality of life. The mother is not always awarded custody, so if you want to go for full custody, you should take the necessary steps to demonstrate that the children will enjoy a good quality of life with you — a safe home, a consistent schedule, good schools, etc.
Keep your children as your top priority. Children typically suffer the most in a divorce, so it is up to you and your ex to make this transition easier for your children by working together to figure out a routine that will work well for everyone. Do not talk to your children about your ex; save those conversations for a friend or therapist.
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