Even if you are on speaking terms with your soon-to-be-ex-spouse, that doesn't necessarily mean you should communicate during the divorce process. Sure, there are times when this is necessary, such as during mediation. However, you should be careful about what you say at other times.
Here are some things to consider:
- Anything you say can complicate your situation: For example, if you share too much information on how you're approaching the divorce, your spouse may be able to use it to their advantage.
- Stay off of social media: It doesn't matter if you're talking in a friendly tone or not, stay off of social media for the time being. Your activity on social media can complicate the divorce process.
- Communicate for the well-being of your children: If you have children together, you'll probably need to talk during the divorce process. It's okay to do so, just make sure you take steps to avoid trouble. With tensions high, any disagreement has the potential to turn into a serious argument.
Every divorce is different, so whether or not you speak with your spouse during the process depends largely on the details surrounding your situation.
No matter what approach you take, don't lose sight of your legal rights. Everything you do and every decision you make should be based on making the decisions that are best for you, now and in the future.
When you have a detailed divorce plan in place, it's easier to avoid mistakes that cost you time and money, while also increasing your stress level. Your family law attorney can provide valuable guidance.