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Written by Edward Lai

Tips on What NOT to do During a Divorce

The unfortunate trend in today’s society is divorce.  Gone are the days when couples stayed together forever. Many more couples are finding themselves in court rather than in a retirement home together.

While the divorce proceedings could take months or even years to complete, one must learn to avoid several behaviors that many adults find themselves in. Here are several common mistakes young adults make while going through divorce:

Going back to the single life too fast:

For some it is easy to simply go back to living the single life and date other people again. Many others have different priorities than when they were younger and living a single lifestyle.

One of the biggest changes most face is the fact that children are now involved when before they were not. The unfortunate part of the many divorce proceedings is that children are often the most affected by what is happening between the parents.

The parent who is not given the lion’s share of the custody can have the tendency to want to spend money, especially with moving out of the house and getting all new things that are needed for everyday life.

However, maxing out credits cards to buy new things or take a vacation may be frowned upon by the courts and could lead to finger pointing by the other parent.

Showing public displays of emotion:

During the divorce proceedings it is very easy to want to show public displays of emotions. These emotions can run the full gamut from anger, sadness, and depression. Most also tend to drink during a divorce which can lead to whole other set of problems.

While many couples who are getting divorced are young, it does not mean that they are allowed to run wild in the streets and do whatever they want to do. Once again you have to remember that anything they do during these proceedings can lead to repercussions later.

Making New Mistakes:

When your lawyer agrees to take on your case he/she agrees to take it on where your case is and not moving forward with any new mistakes made. These mistakes can also be almost anything under the sun.

Many tend to make mistakes especially when new romantic interests are involved. Most lawyers will tell you that when a new girlfriend or boyfriend comes along it is advised to stay out of the matter completely.

Divorce is never an easy thing to go through, but the Law Offices of Edward Lai Law are willing to help.

For a consultation about your divorce contact the law offices of Edward Lai Law at 510-397-8287

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