How Should I Prepare For Divorce?
1.ooooooConsider whether divorce is right for you. The decision to end a marriage should never be made lightly. Spend some time thinking about what divorce will mean for you today and in your future. Think about how your family will be impacted before making any final decision to proceed with the end of your marriage.
2.ooooooGather your financial documents and make copies. When you meet with a family law attorney, these documents can help them develop an appropriate strategy for divorce, property division, child support and possibly even spousal support.
3.ooooooUnderstand your income and spending.Regardless of who is the primary breadwinner is in your marriage, it is important to make sure you have the financial resources you will need to support yourself (and possibly your children) during and following a divorce. It is also wise to save some money for legal fees and unexpected expenses that will arise while your case is pending before the court.
4.ooooooFind a way to communicate privately.You will need to protect your privacy when communicating with your loved ones and your attorney. It may be appropriate to open your own post office box, create an email address that your spouse cannot access and/or have your own cellphone plan.
5.oooooooooooooooooooooooMost Important, Talk To An Attorney You Trust!
If you are considering divorce or legal separation, it is never too soon to contact a knowledgeable divorce lawyer. Your attorney can help you determine if divorce is right for you, answer your questions and help protect your interests during this challenging time.
At the Walsh Law Group, PLLC, our team has experience guiding clients through divorce. We offer a free 30-minute consultation so you can learn more about your options and move forward with confidence.