Divorce is not uncommon, and in fact roughly 50% of first-time marriages end in divorce. Regardless of the circumstances, divorce is a painful and stressful experience, but there are things that you can do to help reduce the stress. If you are considering filing for divorce, read on for some tips to streamline the process, and make it a little less daunting.
The first thing to do is find an attorney. It is so important to have the right attorney to help you through the process from the beginning to the end. Find someone you are comfortable with and who you can trust to fight hard for you and your rights, your assets and your children. Align yourself with someone whose strategies, experience, and fees are in line with your goals.
Gather the facts. Know your finances, including your family’s income and debt. Also, find documentation of shared assets, like cars, property, and other valuables. Gather financial documents and account information. You will need to provide your attorney with a lot of financial information, so it’s helpful to have it accessible prior to filing. Many times, spouses aim to make your life difficult after being served, so getting these documents now is a smart move in case you get blocked from the information, or accounts later.
Create a desired outcome, or plan, for yourself. Where will you live? Will you need to go back to work? Is someone going to stay in the home, or will it be sold? Have a desired plan in mind to discuss with your attorney to create the best strategy. Also, consider the children and how you would want to split up custody and parenting time. There are a lot of factors that are considered with these types of decisions, so the more knowledge and information, the better.
What you shouldn’t do is move out of the house, unless an abusive relationship warrants doing so. The divorce will take several months to finalize and leaving prior to finalization can have ramifications to you, unless discussed and authorized. The attorneys at the Bashore Green Law Group will assist with this and make sure you are protected from stem to stern.
When you meet with us at the Bashore Green Law Group, we will help you identify the important factors of divorce to get the best outcome for you, while acting in the best interest of both you and your children:
Lastly, gather a support group. Divorce is hard, but having a good attorney and a good support system will make it a lot easier. At the Bashore Green Law Group, our focus is on protecting your rights, title and interest in both parental rights, and property interests. We will guide you through the divorce process, fighting for you along the way.