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During divorce, you must communicate with your spouse

On Behalf of | Jun 6, 2019 | divorce

A series of arguments and betrayals leads to your divorce. You feel wronged. Your spouse caused this divorce. Their conduct ended the marriage. You never want to talk to them again.

This reaction may be perfectly understandable, especially if infidelity was involved, and it may be worth it to take some time to cool off. Don’t say or do things that you regret in the heat of the moment.

That said, you are going to need to communicate with your spouse during the divorce process. Experts note that failing to do so is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. It’s often based in anger, and whether that anger is justified, it makes things harder.

Lack of communication can make it more difficult to come up with a child custody plan, for instance. Passing messages back and forth through your children is unhealthy for them. Miscommunication during the asset division process can mean you miss out on significant assets that you deserve. The list goes on and on.

If you do have children, you also need to remember that you’ll have to communicate with your ex for years to come. You will probably share custody. One of you may need to pay child support. You can’t just cut all ties between the two of you and refuse to talk again. Communication helps your life move forward smoothly, and it absolutely helps create a better atmosphere for your children.

Lack of communication is just one common divorce mistake. Make sure you consider all potential mistakes carefully and find out what legal steps you can take to avoid them.