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Getting Divorced? Don't Do These 3 Things!

Getting Divorced? Don't Do These 3 Things!

Whether this is your first divorce, second or third, it can be difficult not to act out of fear, anger, or sadness. Regardless of whether or not you were the one who initiated the divorce, it can feel almost like the death of a loved one. If you are navigating the storm of divorce, it is important to remember not to do the following three things. As St. Charles divorce attorneys, we see many divorcing couples come through our offices and we hope that these three tips help you through the process.

1.Don’t let your emotions determine your actions

At Smith Law Offices, LLC, we understand that divorce can be an emotional time but it is important to remember not to make emotional decisions based on how you are feeling in that moment. Fighting your ex on some marital assets or child custody simply because you are angry and wish to get back at him or her only makes the divorce last longer, become more expensive and cause more stress. With the help of an experienced St. Charles divorce attorney, you can be sure the decisions surrounding your divorce are ones decided based on what is best for your future.

2.Remember to communicate with your children

Imagine the emotional turmoil you are experiencing right now. Now, take that emotion and add in some more confusion, anxiety, sadness, and you have a good idea of what your children are feeling. If you and your spouse have decided to get a divorce, communicate with one another and decide what the best method to break the news to your children will be. Assure your children that you’re not divorcing because of anything they have done. You may also want to keep open communication with them regarding anything that could affect their lives. If they will be moving schools, moving rooms, or even living with only one parent, explain these things in ways they can understand.

3.Don’t refuse to talk to your ex

If you and your ex have children together, completely cutting off communication is not something you should do. Children win awards, compete in sports matches and perform in plays and they will still expect you to be there for them, even throughout your divorce. In addition to communicating you’re your ex regarding your children, you should still communicate with your ex during the divorce as not doing so could lead to problems while trying to resolve your divorce and coordinate visitations.

How Smith Law Offices, LLC can help you!

If and your spouse are considering divorce, you should contact the legal team at Smith Law Offices, LLC. We focus our practice on providing our clients with legal strategies developed to fit their individual needs. When you work with us, you can rest assured our team will do our best to reach your legal goals.

Gives us a call at (636) 400-1177 today to get started.

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