In light of our recent blog on the Do’s of Divorce, here, we’ll take a look at the flip side of the coin, pointing out some of the things that it’s best NOT to do during divorce.

What to Avoid Doing during a Divorce

1 – Do NOT think that you can use the courts for revenge.

Avoiding these don’ts of divorce can help you bring your case to the best possible resolution, an experienced Denver divorce lawyer explains.

Avoiding these don’ts of divorce can help you bring your case to the best possible resolution, an experienced Denver divorce lawyer explains.

This is a big and common mistake people make during divorce, as they may want to try to get back at their exes via the court system. For instance, people may try to fight to get everything, maker false allegations of domestic violence/abuse and/or try to prevent their exes from having access to their kids.

Doing this will not only increase the costs of divorce, but it can also:

  • Intensify the emotional impacts
  • Result in less favorable outcomes (as the court may be less inclined to rule in people’s favor when it’s clear that revenge is a motivator).

2 – Do NOT try to hide assets in divorce.

While people may think they deserve certain things out of their divorce, hiding assets to try to retain those things is never a good idea. This is because hiding assets in divorce:

  • Can constitute fraud (and potentially result in criminal charges)
  • Can render a final divorce decree invalid later.

3 – Do NOT disobey any court orders.

As a divorce gets underway, the court may issue various orders, including some regarding temporary/permanent child support, child custody, etc. When such orders are issued, be sure to comply with them.

While noncompliance can result in people being in contempt of court, it may also end up causing them to lose ground in the divorce case, as the court may be less inclined to rule in people’s favor when those people have demonstrated that they are not willing to comply with court orders.

4 – Do NOT plan on moving before your divorce is finalized.

Although you may be eager to get your life after divorce started, moving out of state while a divorce is pending is generally not a good idea – especially if custody of children will be an issue in the divorce. In fact, it’s typically advisable to not make any big moves or changes until after a divorce is finalized.

5 – Do NOT try to get through divorce without the help of an experienced lawyer.

Of all of the things that people should avoid doing during divorce, this is the single most important one to remember. The fact of the matter is that divorce can be tough and that:

  • Even friendly divorces can turn ugly.
  • With a lawyer on your side, you can be confident that your interests will be protected.

Denver Divorce Lawyer at the Law Office of Bruce H. Rabun, LLC

When you are ready to move forward with a divorce, you can trust Denver Divorce Lawyer Bruce H. Rabun to provide you with caring, aggressive representation and the highest quality legal services. For more than three decades, Bruce H. Rabun has been dedicated to effectively guiding his clients through life’s changes, and he is ready to put his experience to work helping you bring your divorce to a successful resolution.

To attend an initial consultation with Denver Divorce Attorney Bruce H. Rabun and find out more about how he can help you, call our firm today at (303) 221-7899 or email us using the contact form on this page. From our office in Centennial, we represent people throughout the Denver metro areas, Arapahoe County, Douglas County and Jefferson County.

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