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How should men prepare for divorce?

On Behalf of | Jan 19, 2022 | Family Law |

If you are a Kentucky male starting the divorce process, you need to know how to protect your interests before and during the divorce. Being careful about your behavior and knowing the things you need to do can prevent negative perceptions of you during the case.

Privacy matters

You might be starting your new life during the divorce process, but it is not the right time to truly share all of it with the world. It is better to be discreet about your life until the divorce is finalized. Some of the things you should keep in mind include:

  • Being careful about what you post on social media and any tweets you might make
  • Keeping your accounts private during the process as anything you post publicly on social media can be used in the divorce
  • Not sharing anything about a new relationship with the world or any physical gifts you might have given your new significant other

Be honest about your assets

Since you will most likely be negotiating a divorce settlement, you also need to be honest and open about your assets, even if you are upset about having to give up some of them during the division of property. If you choose to hide some assets and this is discovered, it will hurt your standing in court, possibly hurting you financially as well during the division of property.

Attempt to maintain a civil relationship with your ex-spouse

Divorce is a highly emotional process and you both might find yourselves quite upset by the things the other spouse has said, done or believes. However, you need to attempt to keep a civil relationship with your spouse, avoiding additional fights or falling into the trap of threatening them, as this could result in additional legal problems for you, such as a protective order banning you from your own home.