D Magazine recently spoke to ONDA partner Brad LaMorgese, who gave his list of do’s and don’ts for those who find themselves in the middle of a divorce.
- Check social networking sites and shut your accounts on them down.
- Inform your attorney of all relevant facts.
- Gather information for inventories — assets and debts.
- Be on your best behavior during the divorce.
- Change passwords to your personal email account and private account.
- Open an independent bank account.
- Act as if every conversation is being recorded.
- Act as if your writings will be read by a judge.
- Gather copies of tax returns, bank statements, credit card statements and other financial records and bring them to your attorney.
- Record phone conversations, unless you are a party to the conversation.
- Install computer tracking software.
- Change designations on insurance, retirement and estate documents.
- Start another romantic relationship.
- Open your spouse’s mail.
- Hide bad facts from your attorney.
- Have expectations the divorce will be over quickly or inexpensively.
- Be rude or impolite to your spouse.
- Send nasty text messages or emails to your spouse.
- Delete any electronic data.
The November 2019 issue of D Magazine, which spoke with Family Law attorneys across DFW to get their thoughts on divorce, is on sale now.