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Legal pitfalls to avoid in high-conflict divorces

On Behalf of | Mar 26, 2024 | Family Law

Divorce is never easy, and when it is full of conflict, it can become even more stressful.

In the throes of a high-conflict divorce, tread cautiously to avoid legal entanglements.

Ignoring documentation

To better manage a high-conflict divorce, keep detailed records of all communications, agreements and financial transactions. Documenting exchanges can bolster your case and prevent disputes over verbal agreements.

Disregarding court orders

Court orders played a major role in the 989,518 divorces in 2022. Compliance with court directives is non-negotiable. This compliance prevents contempt charges and adverse judgments.

In addition, ensure timely and accurate payment of child support as mandated by the court. Delinquency in payments can result in legal repercussions. Also, respect the terms of parenting plans established by the court. Violating visitation schedules or alienating children from the other parent can negatively impact custody arrangements.

Overlooking financial disclosures

You need to fully disclose your assets, liabilities and income during divorce proceedings. Concealing financial information can prolong the divorce process and result in non-compliance penalties.

Allowing emotions to dictate actions

Emotions run high during divorce. However, do not make impulsive decisions driven by anger or resentment. Stay rational during negotiations. Prioritize long-term solutions over temporary satisfaction.

Also, do not retaliate against your former spouse. Avoid disparaging remarks, withholding visitation rights or manipulating assets. Do not air grievances about your ex-partner on social media or in public forums. Such actions can backfire in court.  They damage your credibility and undermine your case by portraying you as vindictive or unreliable.

During the divorce process, establish clear boundaries with your ex-spouse to minimize conflict and promote constructive communication. Respectful and boundary-conscious interactions can mitigate tensions and facilitate smoother proceedings.