Some Post-Divorce Etiquette to Keep in Mind
Even after your divorce is complete, it is still important to be mindful of what you say and how you act, especially when it comes to your children and former spouse. Below are some post-divorce etiquette tips to keep in mind:
- Watch what you say in front of your children: You should never badmouth your former partner in front of your children. The other parent still needs to have a positive, meaningful relationship with the kids. It is in the children’s best interest to have that relationship.
- Be careful about what you put out in public: If you use social media, be mindful about you post about your divorce. There’s always a chance you could have to return to court someday, and these posts could reflect poorly on you. Also, be careful of what you say to other people about your divorce. While you can be open with your family and close friends, avoid broadcasting too many details to all your online friends and followers.
- Keep emotions out of dealings with your attorney: Only talk to your attorney if you have an agenda for your conversation and if you have actual business to resolve. You are not paying your attorney to vent — you have friends and loved ones for that.
- Be careful when entering a new relationship: Once your divorce is official, you may want to start dating again. You absolutely have the right to do so, and you might find it helpful. Just make sure you are upfront about your situation, especially if you have children. Find a tactful way to introduce a new partner to your kids if a relationship becomes serious.
To get the sound legal advice you need when approaching a divorce, speak with a skilled Long Island family law attorney at Bryan L. Salamone & Associates.