People who are going through a divorce will have a lot of questions about the actual legal process of ending their marriage. The steps that must be taken will be, of course, complicated. But they aren’t insurmountable, and with the right frame of mind, you can proceed with your divorce in the best way possible.

So, with that said, let’s talk about a few things that you should do and a few things that you should avoid during the divorce process.

First, what should you do during the divorce? In terms of behavior, you should strive to be reasonable and calm during the divorce process. The more agitated you get and the more animated you become during discussions, meetings, and negotiations with your spouse, the more likely it is that those talks will break down or become more difficult. A rational, mature demeanor during the divorce will help you get through it efficiently.

Along the same lines, you don’t want to lie during discussions. Be up front and clear with your lawyer and your spouse about your assets and property. Lying about these things will only make matters worse for you and your divorce.

Now, what shouldn’t you do? You should not make any major life decisions during the divorce process. This means getting married, moving to a new home or state, or even taking a new job could be calamitous to your divorce process. You also shouldn’t violate or ignore any legal orders that are handed down to you through the divorce process (such as a custody or visitation order).

Source: FindLaw, “The Divorce Process: Do’s and Don’ts,” Accessed Jan. 12, 2018