Not only is it important to know about the legal process of getting divorced in Maryland, it’s also important to know what mistakes other people tend to make so that you can avoid them. Below are a few of the most common ones, which you should consider if you are moving closer to a split.
Getting leverage with your kids.
Don’t use your children to try to force your spouse to accept your terms. They should never be pawns in the divorce, as it makes it a lot harder for them, and it can ruin your relationship with them.
Starting up a new romance before the divorce.
You may know you’re going to get divorced for months — or more — before you do, but it only adds complications to the process if you start a new relationship while you’re technically still married.
Becoming verbally abusive.
Arguing is a natural part of a split, and it’s going to happen, but make sure it doesn’t turn into verbal abuse. Try to keep things civil and keep your emotions in check.
At the same time, you don’t want to be too passive, just rolling over and giving your spouse everything he or she wants. You also have rights and needs, and you must make sure they are respected.
Letting your feelings get the best of you.
If you don’t want the divorce, you may be angry when your spouse asks for it. Don’t let this control you. Try to stay calm and think rationally so that you can make the best possible decisions.
Source: Ask Men, “Top 10: Mistakes Men Make In Divorce,” Jeffery Leving, accessed Sep. 17, 2015