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Dos and Don’ts

Do


  • Be completely honest with your attorney
  • Make duplicate copies of financial documents such as tax returns, bank/brokerage statements and credit card records
  • Change all security settings and passwords
  • Be leery that spyware software may have been installed on your computer
  • Check with history of internet sites visited on home computers
  • Document how much time you spend with your children and the specific activities you do together
  • Document your spouse’s unusual and/or nasty behavior
  • Be patient, divorce can be a slow, frustrating process

Don’t


  • Do not withhold information from your attorney
  • Do not engage in unnecessary emotional arguments with your spouse
  • Do not use emotional language in electronic communications
  • Do not involve children in the divorce proceedings
  • Do not argue with your spouse in front of the children
  • Do not say negative things about your spouse to your children or within earshot of your children
  • Do not leave personal journals and/or emails where your spouse can access it
  • Do not sign any documents unless you consult with your attorney
  • Do not allow emotions to control legal decisions
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