Preparing for Your First Divorce Mediation

15 Things Not To Do During a Divorce

Please consider the impact the following behaviors can have on your divorce proceedings. As your legal counsel, we can only help you if you are willing to help yourself and as civil and honest as possible.

1.  Do not destroy records including emails and other electronic information.

2.  Do not clear out bank accounts or investment accounts.

3.  Do not take loans against your retirement accounts.

4.  Do not hide assets.

5.  Do not cancel health insurance, change designations of beneficiaries or run up debt.

6.  Do not lose your cool and make threats to your spouse.

7.  Do not hire the meanest lawyer in town.

8.  Do not represent yourself.

9.  Do not lie to your lawyer.

10.  Do not lie to your Judge.

11.  Do not engage your children in the divorce.

12.  Do not hack into your spouse’s email accounts.

13.  Do not read your spouse’s communication with their lawyer and if you do, do not send it to your lawyer.

14.  Do not hide or dispose of your spouse’s property.

15.  Do not go on a gambling spree, in an effort to dispose of the money.

Linda Jaffe, P.A.

Linda M. Jaffe, P.A. is the founder of the Divorce & Mediation Center of Florida and the Law Offices of Linda Jaffe, P.A. Linda has more than 30 years of extensive experience as a licensed Attorney in the State of Florida and a licensed Assistant State Attorney in Texas. With her specialty in family and marital law, Linda is dedicated to protecting children and helping make the divorce process a smooth and civil matter for everyone involved.

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