Going through a divorce is bad at the best of times. But during situations of high stress and emotional turmoil, some decisions can make it even worse.
Here’s a list of the 9 worst things you can do during a divorce.
Picking Up Drinking
Taking up drinking at the best of times probably isn’t a good idea. But consuming alcohol when you’re already feeling down? That’s a recipe for disaster. Consuming alcohol might destroy your relationship with your kids. And it will screw you over worse than any ex-husband or wife ever could.
Sell Your Ex’s Possessions
Perhaps you fancy making a few quid from your ex-partner’s DVD collection on eBay. Or maybe that set of golf clubs in the shed might make you a few dollars to sweeten the whole deal.
Don’t forget; divorce attorneys are rather good at getting to the bottom of who owned what in the marriage. You could end up in hot water when you’re asked why you sold all your ex’s possessions in court.
Not Updating Your Will
Wouldn’t it be awful if you got divorced, died a month later and then your estate went to your ex-partner? Don’t make that mistake. If you’re getting divorced, get a new will drawn up with people on it that you’d actually like to have your money when you’re gone.
Not Allowing Help
The emotional fallout from a divorce can be taxing. But many people have a stiff upper lip about it. Don’t be one of those people. Talk through your divorce with a therapist or a counsellor, if you’re given the chance, and let it all out.
Stalling On Proceedings
The courts tend to take an age to get anything done. And it’s no different when it comes to your divorce.
If your mind if made up, then start immediately on the route to getting your divorce proceedings underway. The sooner you start, the sooner the whole affair will come to an end.
Take On Debt
Because divorces tend to be rather expensive affairs, taking on additional debt isn’t advisable. Yes, you may have just seen a fantastic business opportunity. But wait a few months until you’re able to get a better idea of how much your divorce is going to cost.
Let Yourself Be Driven By Emotion
Not being business-like in divorce proceedings can land you in a lot of trouble. For one, the courts might use it as evidence against you. You could lose custody of your children in the worst case scenario.
Blame Your Spouse
In the heat of a divorce, you might be tempted to blame everything on your spouse. But remember, it was you who chose to marry them in the first place. And so you are at least partly to blame for the situation in which you find yourself now.
Ignore Your Children
Divorce takes its toll on children. It will be something that shapes the rest of their lives. They can become depressed when their parents are going through a divorce.
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