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How can you protect yourself during your divorce?

You and your spouse have decided that divorce is the only remaining option to resolve the marital conflict that has been a persistent problem. While you feel a sense of relief that your volatile relationship will be drawing to a close, you are also ridden with anxiety about what this significant change will mean for you. Fortunately, there are proactive steps you can take to protect your wellbeing as you work hard to adjust to your new normal. 

Trying to be sneaky or get away with things undetected during your divorce can only create bigger problems. In fact, it can actually hurt your case and hinder your eligibility to receive benefits like alimony. According to Live About, divorce can be a dirty game. When you are aware of common tricks that people often try to get away with during divorce, you may be able to watch for red flags from your ex. Some of the things you should watch out for include the following:

  • Your spouse racking up all kinds of bills on a credit card.
  • Your spouse falsely accusing you of abuse and filing a petition to keep you away from your home. 
  • Your spouse accessing your joint bank account and draining all of the funds.
  • Your spouse withholding communication from you about problems he or she has noticed. 
  • Your spouse petitioning the court for sole custody of your children without providing evidence of why that recommendation is being made. 

The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.  

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