Planning on a divorce? How to prepare for the process
Knowing what to expect can help relieve some of the stress that is common to most divorces.
February 13, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Planning on a divorce? How to prepare for the process
Article provided by Family & Juvenile Law Omaha, Anita L. Mayo, PC, LLO
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The holidays can be a very difficult time for some families. There is often a lot going on, and it can be hard for people to be able to set aside time where they can focus on their own needs or concerns. Once the holidays end, they are able to think about some of the changes that they would like to make to improve their lives in the New Year.
For some individuals, this might even include the decision to end their marriage. While this is never an easy first step to take, it is important that those considering a divorce are prepared for what can be a very difficult process to go through. By understanding what may happen in their situation, these individuals can begin to focus on the actual issues that will need to be addressed, rather than concentrating on the reasons the marriage failed.
Many married couples will have joint checking accounts or credit cards under the names of both spouses. Once one of the spouses starts considering a divorce, they may wish to restrict access to the funds that are available. This can prevent the other spouse from taking all of the couple's assets or running up extensive credit card debt while the process is ongoing.
Spouses may also wish to obtain as much detailed information about their finances as possible. In the digital age, much of this information is stored electronically, and access could be cut off once a divorce is filed. Spouses should attempt to collect this data while they have access, so that they can develop a property division solution that takes all of the couple's assets into consideration.
For families with children, they need to be prepared for the challenges that can arise when trying to co-parent during the divorce. They need to be sure that they have a clear system in place on how to handle any disputes that arise so that the children are not being put in the middle if things become contentious between the parties.
If you believe that the time is right to move forward with your divorce, you should speak to an experienced family law attorney in your area. An attorney can provide you with information about the process, and help ensure that you are prepared for all of the changes that will result once the process begins.
Your spouse may encourage you to try to resolve the divorce without the assistance of an attorney. While this may seem like a good idea, it can lead to serious problems in the future. Once you make a property division or child custody agreement, it can be extremely difficult to make any changes to the documents. You need to have someone on your side that is able to explain these choices to you, which will allow you to determine how you wish to proceed.
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