The Divorce Process: Do’s and Don’ts

Divorce is a complex process. It can be emotional straining. Your ability to take right decisions can be severely affected if you are in the midst of a divorce. But you must keep in mind that any decision you take can have long standing consequences on your family life, your finances and emotions. Here are some of the Do’s and Don’ts.


– You must be reasonable. Adopt a co-operative approach. If you are willing to make reasonable compromises, the entire process will be easy and smooth.

Don’t force yourself on your children. Divorce can be emotionally straining for the kids. The last thing they want to do is to choose one parent over the other.

– Until your custody arrangements are worked out, keep your spouse in the know about where and when you will be spending time with the kids. You don’t want to create a situation where your spouse thinks that you have run away with the kids and calls the police to locate you. Such a situation can work against you.

Disclose all your property and assets. Your divorce petition can be dismissed if you did not completely disclose your property and assets.

Talk to your attorney before you take any decision. Your attorney will inform about the legal consequences of your action.


Never make any plans to relocate to another town, state or country before you receive your divorce decree. It can affect your divorce adversely.

Never violate any temporary visitation or custody arrangements. Doing so will affect your case for custody or visitation rights.

Never give or gift away assets to your relatives or friends on the understanding that they will hand them back to you after your divorce. It can be considered as concealing your assets.

Never go alone. Divorce laws are complicated. Seek the services of a divorce office.

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