2 Mistakes To Avoid In A Divorce

Since 50% of all marriages will end in divorce, it is important to make sure that you are prepared for a divorce. Although you would hope that you would never go through a divorce, it is simply realistic to plan on your marriage going through at least a rough patch at some point. There are some things that you should never do if you are divorcing. Here are some things to avoid in your marriage.

1. Abandoning The Children

Custody battles can get very messy. In fact, you may be fine with dividing the possessions, but worried about how your children will do in a home where they have to go back and forth between two parents. This is why custody battles become so difficult. Both parents are simply fighting for their child and doing what they think is best for their children.

In order to have the best chance of getting custody of your child, you need to make sure that you were constant in their life. If you leave your children, even if it is to go away with a girlfriend or boyfriend for a couple months, it could look bad for your custody agreement. This is why you should stay wherever the children are until there is a formal separation agreement.

2. Moving Out Of The House

As you start to fight with your spouse you may be tempted to move out. Once you move out of the property you give the spouse adverse possession of the property. This means that they can change the locks, stop you from coming back into the house and so much more. This is why it is best to wait until you can get a formal separation agreement to move out. This will mean that you still have possession of the property, even if you are no longer living there.

If you and your spouse are fighting you need to talk to an attorney, like Law Office Of  Lori Crystal, LLC, right away. Don't wait until divorce is imminent. This can cause lots of problems. Instead, getting the formal separation agreement as previously discussed can be a protector for you.

In addition, don't forget to include the police if there are any concerns about safety. If you are worried about abuse, or misconduct from your spouse, having a police report will be the best thing to prove that there were problems when you divorce.

By avoiding these mistakes of abandonment you can protect yourself in the case of a divorce.