One of the most important things you can do when you are divorcing is prepare for what is to come. If you are the one who is filing the petition, you can make sure that you are prepared before you head to the courthouse to file. If your ex is filing, you can try to find out what's going to happen once you know that they filed. For most people, divorce isn't an unexpected event. Many people have a feeling that the marriage is heading toward its final days. We are here to help you find out what you can do to be prepared for the divorce proceedings.
Many things might need to be done to get ready for the divorce. If you and your ex have assets or debts, you need to gather information about these so that you have a snapshot of the financial situation. You will need this during the property division process. Think about getting copies of credit card, bank, investment and retirement account statements. Copies of deeds and titles, along with loan documents can all come in handy during this process.
You need to think about how each divorce decision might help you as you create the life you want. You can't keep things that might make your life more difficult. The goal for you now is to set yourself up for success. If you have children, the decisions you make regarding the divorce should take their needs into account too.
You might find that having a plan going into the divorce makes it easier for you to handle the process with as little stress as possible. We can help you prepare yourself for it all.