1. Don’t Incur Debt in Your Ex’s Name. Your Ex is going to know that they didn’t buy that thing you’ve always wanted or apply for that credit card. Why give your Ex something to use against you in court? Your Ex will wind up with whatever you bought and you’ll have to pay for it.
2. Don’t Increase Your Debt. Your financial situation is about to change…dramatically. There is no guarantee what the court will do and no guarantee that the child or spousal support will come through. This is a time to be conservative with your money.
3. Don’t Make Large Purchases. It’s hard to argue that you can’t afford to pay child or spousal support, day care expenses or whatever if you just bought a new car, boat, motorcycle, jewelry, clothes or whatever.