New Jersey residents going through divorce have a lot on their plate. In addition to the emotional turmoil that divorce brings, there are logistical nightmares – new housing, new budgets, co-parenting, and so much more.
It’s normal to make mistakes with so much to work through, but some are more costly than others. Here are some common mistakes to avoid during your divorce.
Oversharing details of your divorce
It’s normal to lean on your friends and family during divorce. However, you’ll want to be careful with how much you share online. Anything you post could potentially come up in court later.
You should be mindful about who you’re talking to about your divorce as well. A mutual friend or even family member could accidentally share details with someone in your ex’s social circle. Innocent complaints about your ex could come back to bite you later.
Not handling all of your paperwork
It’s easy to forget to sign something, close an account, or get copies of important documents during the divorce. Do frequent reviews of all your paperwork to ensure there are no oversights.
You’ll want to check that all of your joint accounts are closed and that you’re getting copies of all the paperwork. This includes copies of the divorce filing, confirmation statements, and anything else that could serve as documentation of your divorce.
Not planning for the future
When trying to get through the divorce as quickly as possible, you might not be thinking of your future in the long term. After the divorce, you want to ensure you’ve made a budget for your new life. You also should change your marriage status when filing your taxes.
If you forget something, it’s not the end of the world. Just take your time and get professional help when you need it.