Preparing To Divorce Your Partner

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Coming to the realization that it is time to divorce your spouse can be one of the most stressful conclusions to realize. While divorce can allow you to have a fresh start, it is a complicated process that will require you to be well prepared.

Recognize The Need For An Attorney Even When The Divorce Is Not Contentious

There is an assumption that individuals will only need to hire an attorney to assist with their divorce if they are expecting this to be a highly contentious process. In reality, there are many reasons to hire a divorce attorney for this process even if you anticipate the process to be mostly amicable. An attorney will be able to avoid mistakes that could slow the divorce process, and they will be able to ensure that your rights are being protected throughout this process. Otherwise, you may inadvertently agree to terms that are unfavorable or make other mistakes when resolving this process.

Create A Social Support Group

It is easy to be focused on the legal aspects of a divorce, but it is also important to make sure that you have a strong social support group to help you make this transition. This is particularly important for individuals that are attempting to leave an abusive or otherwise toxic marriage. While your attorney can help to provide you impartial advice about the legal aspects of the divorce, your support group will help to keep you grounded as you build a new post-marriage life for yourself. This group can be useful when you are attempting to make important decisions about the divorce as they may help you to better assess the impacts that these choices can have on your life.

Gather The Financial Documents For The Marriage

One of the most common points of dispute when it comes to a divorce will be the distribution of the marriage's assets. Unfortunately, there can be a risk of the partner you are leaving attempting to hide assets and money so that they will not have to split it during the divorce proceedings. Gathering the financial records for your shared accounts as soon as possible can make it much harder for an unscrupulous partner to attempt this. Ideally, these records should be retained before you inform your partner of your desire to get a divorce. Furthermore, you will likely want at least several years of records. Being armed with this information can be essential for enabling your attorney to ensure that you are getting your fair share of assets from the marriage.

For more information on how to prepare for divorce, contact an office like Reisinger Booth & Associates.


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