As you navigate the divorce process in North Carolina, it often seems that one misstep can derail your entire case. And even if your case is successful, you might find yourself wondering how you’ll move on with your life once the divorce is over. Here’s some things you should avoid during the divorce process.
It might be tempting, but don’t run up a large credit card bill to “get back” at your former spouse or enjoy a larger share of the assets. If you deliberately create debts or tamper with the assets in any way, this can be used against you during the property division process. You might be entitled to fewer assets since you already spent so much money.
Additionally, if you’re covered by your spouse’s health insurance policy, you shouldn’t wait to figure out your health insurance until after the divorce is finalized. Start looking for other options online so you can get coverage once you’re divorced. You might also need to get coverage for your children, depending on the situation.
You also shouldn’t assume that you need to “win” the house during the divorce. The house might actually become a burden if you can’t afford the mortgage payments. Consider what would be best for your living situation. If the house is paid off, it might be in your best interest to stay. If not, it might be best to let your former spouse have the property.
When you’re dealing with a legal issue like divorce, it can be easy to make mistakes without even realizing it. An attorney could offer guidance so you don’t do anything that might jeopardize your case. They could also help you negotiate for a settlement.