What NOT to do before filing for divorce

The number of divorce filings typically spikes after the New Year as many unhappy couples choose to spend one last holiday season together — usually for the sake of their children — before ending their marriages.

Now that the holiday season is long gone, many Texas residents are preparing to file for divorce. If you are one of them, you may be wondering if there is anything you can do avoid having the process turn into a complex legal battle.

From a family law attorney’s perspective, there are things you can do to prepare, but perhaps more importantly, there are things you should not do, including:

Don’t start spending money as a way to get even.

The more you spend during now, the less there will be to go around when assets are divided. Additionally, many people end up having to tighten their budgets after a divorce, so now is a good time to start spending more conservatively.

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