By Cordell & Cordell Divorce Lawyers for Men
Divorce for men is hard, and you may be tempted to lash out at your soon-to-be ex.
But it’s important to keep your cool and hold your tongue. One unfortunate slip could hurt your case and your finances--not to mention your karma.
In that light, we’ve gone through our Cordell & Cordell reviews and found six things that our divorce attorneys recommend you should absolutely never say to your spouse while going through a divorce.
1. I’m Going To (Insert Threat Here) You!
No matter how angry you are, violence is never the answer. And threatening violence is no joke either. It could hurt your case, and you could end up in other legal trouble as well.
2. I’ve Got A New Girlfriend, And She’s Better Than You.
When your ex is listing all of things you did wrong during your marriage, you may want to bite back and tell her about your new romantic interest. But while it might make you feel smug (and her jealous), it’s a mistake in the long run. Why add more fuel to her fire? Telling her about your new girlfriend will just make her more combative.
3. I’m Moving Out
You may want to start your new life immediately by moving as far away from your spouse as you can, but doing so can give her an advantage during property division. Instead, grit your teeth and stay put until your property is divided. We see this mistake a lot during divorce for men, so don’t fall for it.
4. Take It All. I Give Up.
Divorce is a long, hard process, and you may be tempted to surrender to get it all behind you. But remember: giving in may spare you some pain now, but it will hurt later. Dig in and don’t settle for less than your fair share.
5. The Kids Hate You
During a divorce, the most important thing is the welfare of you kids. And even if you don’t like your spouse, it’s important to realize that your kids still need a mom.
So dragging your kids into the fray, especially to hurt your spouse, is a definite no-no.
6. I Was Cheating On You The Whole Time
First of all, hopefully you weren’t cheating on her. But either way, saying this to your spouse can destroy your case, because the courts in some states take infidelity into account when deciding property division and custody.
Have you been tempted to say these things during your divorce? Leave us a comment, and browse our Cordell and Cordell reviews to find out how a Cordell lawyer can help with your case.