"The devil is in the details,” goes the old saying. What you do early in the divorce process can have a significant impact on what happens at the end. So, here’s some divorce advice – “do’s and don’ts” that you don’t have to wait on your lawyer to complete:
DO take a parenting class that is recognized by your court if you have children.
DO sign up for Tennessee Child Support Enforcement Services (TCSES) if you have children.
DO pay your taxes, mortgage, and insurance premiums on time.
DO keep your children’s routines as closely as possible, especially with regard to school.
DO secure your internet accounts by changing passwords.
DO open a separate bank account.
DO NOT fail to tell your lawyer everything about your income, assets, and debts.
DO NOT borrow against any assets.
DO NOT cancel any insurance policies.
DO NOT agree to anything without talking to your lawyer about it first.
DO NOT sell anything, even personal possessions, unless your lawyer OK’s it.
DO NOT take your child out of the state without telling your spouse, even for a visit.
And finally, DO NOT argue with your ex over “stuff,” i.e. the little things, like who gets the dishes, Christmas ornaments, guns, jewelry, etc. We will resolve this at the end of the process, not at the beginning.
The information in this blog was compiled and written by Margaret Held and is accurate as of the time of publication, but laws often change. That’s why it’s important to hire an attorney who keeps up with these changes. Contact us today.