Common Male Divorce Mistakes

Preparing for Divorce As A Male

Going through a divorce can be difficult, but making the best possible choices during the process can significantly help you when court decisions are made. While misdeeds can be performed by either sex, males may often find themselves in a position more likely to make a mistake that could affect the outcome of their divorce.

How can I protect my assets during divorce?

You can begin by not doing anything related to your marital assets. While it may be tempting to cover up assets and move money out of your spouse’s and the court’s view, this will just lose your credibility in court and put you in a much worse position when the court decides how to distribute assets. Maintain an honest approach and reveal all assets belonging to you.

Furthermore, do not submit to the temptation to move out of your house. Though you may be ready to leave, it is generally best to stay in the house you are living in if you own it. Until a court says otherwise, you are allowed to live in a home you own. Moving into another locations means supporting two households.

This may be an exciting time for you, a world of future hope and new possibilities. But do your best to keep this excitement to yourself and don’t share it with your wife. If you are involved in a new relationship, this may negatively impact your divorce case in regards to child custody and alimony. And don’t forget social networking sites like facebook are public, so don’t ever post anything to the Internet you wouldn’t want getting out to the world.

It is also best to keep all your feelings to yourself, or not share them with your spouse. One or both of you may be angry, but don’t let a conversation escalate into an argument that can make you look like a threat to the court. Just keep calm and know everything will be worked out in time through the appropriate avenues.

If you are a male or female going through a divorce in Alabama, contact us today to schedule an appointment in our Birmingham offices. There is specific legal advice we can provide to you once you are our client and we have a more thorough understanding of your situation.