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Don’t do these things during the divorce process

When you marry, you hope that your love will last forever. Unfortunately, you may find in the future that you're headed for divorce.

If this happens, it's imperative to understand what the process entails. This will ensure that you move forward in an efficient and effective manner.

While you may have a basic understanding of what to expect, here are some things you should never do during the divorce process:

-- Don't loss your temper. There will be times when you are frustrated, but you shouldn't lose your cool with your former spouse or children. This will only make matters worse.

-- Don't make any major life changes. As the divorce process unwinds, you should avoid major life changes, such as taking a job in another part of the world.

-- Don't hide property. Simply put, you need to be honest with the court when it comes to your assets and debts. Hiding property (or giving it away) is the last thing you want to do.

-- Learn more about your legal rights. For example, if you have children, you should learn more about child custody and child support matters.

Along with all the above, don't take on the process alone. Instead, there are many types of professionals who can provide assistance. From attorneys to financial advisors, you need all the help you can get.

If you avoid these things during the divorce process, you'll feel much better about your ability to move forward and put this in the past without delay. Once the process comes to an end, you'll look back and be glad that you were so organized.

Source: FindLaw, "The Divorce Process: Do's and Don'ts," accessed April 04, 2017

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