It’s common knowledge that divorce can be very emotionally stressful, even when it’s amicable and collaborative. When you go through a divorce, your whole life is turned upside-down. It’s said to be one of the hardest things an adult will ever go through, second only to the death of a loved one. Everything from where you live, to your finances, to when you have your children might change – and it can be a lot to take in all at once.
When it comes to managing your divorce, one of the best things you can to is PREPARE. Because the more knowledge you have, the more you understand about the process, and the more prepared you are, the better off you’ll be, and we can’t understate this enough. To help you achieve these goals, here are four practical things you can do right now to prepare you for divorce:
- Create a “to-do” list with timeframes that you need to complete tasks in. This way, you can keep yourself organized.
- Establish a support system that includes your counselor, an experienced and knowledgeable divorce attorney you trust, as well as family and friends you can count on if you need something.
- Secure safe and appropriate housing for you and your children, which may mean remaining in the marital residence. Alternatively, it could mean finding an alternative living arrangement.
- Make a financial plan to ensure you can support your monthly living expenses, which may mean seeking support from your spouse, borrowing money from family or friends, taking a credit card advance, or a pension loan.
Are you considering divorce? Or, has your spouse filed for divorce and the papers have already been served upon you? Either way, remember, knowledge equals control. One of the best ways to remove the fears involved in a divorce – fears of the unknown about property and debt division, spousal support, child custody, and child support – is to meet with a member of our legal team. Contact us today to see how we can help you.