New Jersey Divorce Dos and Don’ts | What to Know

Divorce is a difficult process, but there are certain ways to make the process easier. For example, engaging in or avoiding certain behaviors can make a world of difference. Read on to learn more about the dos and dont’s of divorce in New Jersey.

Divorce Dos and Dont’s

When getting divorced, be sure to:

  • Examine your credit history and get a credit report
  • Change passwords to all email accounts and social media sites
  • Disclose all assets and liabilities when filling out your inventory
  • Be aware of the household budget and expenses
  • Collect your last two tax returns, real estate deeds, and mortgage documents
  • Know the total balance on any joint checking and savings bank accounts
  • Know the balance on your retirement plans, 401(k), pension plan, etc.
  • Get a copy of your spouse’s last two paycheck stubs
  • Seek help for any alcohol or illegal substance abuse
  • Keep a journal to document the exchange and pick up of any children you have
  • Keep any copies of money paid to your spouse
  • Be sure to pay your child support on time
  • Maintain good co-parenting practices with your spouse
  • Comply with any court-ordered injunctions and restrictions
  • Seek out a CPA or accountant to help review the tax implications of your


  • Posting information regarding your divorce on social media or posting any self-incriminating content.
  • Withholding childvisitation from your spouse
  • Keeping things from your attorney
  • Moving out of state with your children without permission from your ex-spouse and/or the court
  • Starting another romantic relationship during the proceedings- this can be seen as proof of an affair
  • Bringing a new significant other around your children or the court hearings
  • Getting pregnant or get anyone pregnant
  • Removing children from their current school
  • Buying real estate or any extravagant items while the divorce is pending
  • Selling property without the court’s permission
  • Sending angry emails, texts, messages, etc. to your spouse
  • Increasing your debt while the divorce is pending
  • Discussing the case with your children or use them as intermediaries
  • Criticizing your spouse in front of your children
  • Giving large contributions to anyone during the proceedings

If you have any questions or concerns about divorce in New Jersey, our firm is here to help. Reach out today to discuss your case with an experienced attorney.

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