If you know you will be getting a divorce, preparedness might be the gauge
of whether or not to go ahead. Sure, waiting until school is out, the
holidays are over, or other circumstances arrive could make sense. But
then plunging ahead just because a certain day hits will make no sense
whatsoever if you are not ready. How can you know that you are ready to
file for divorce?
Here are at least four things you need to have in order:
- Financial documents
- Your credit score
- Personal bank accounts
- The right professionals to help you through
Chances, are, after you ask for the divorce, your spouse is not going to
be thrilled to help you hunt down all the information and hard copies
you need for the process. There is even the chance that your spouse could
hold back key documents from you. Then as your gathering financial information,
you need to know where you stand. How strong is your credit? What is your
spouse using your joint cards on?
Get the necessary paperwork, and also get your own bank accounts. Not only
might you need personal checking and savings accounts, but you may need
to first save a substantial amount before you can complete the first divorce
paperwork. This could help you attain financial stability through an uncertain,
potentially complicated divorce.
Depending on the details of your divorce, you may need to find a tax expert
or financial planner, perhaps a therapist. But you will certainly need
the help of a divorce attorney. Before you initiate this process, you
want to know that you have the right advocate on your side.
If you are looking for a divorce attorney in Long Island, you have come
to the right place. At Meyers Law Group, P.C., we are prepared to provide
the caring legal advice and tenacious advocacy you could need. See how
we may be able to help you prepare for a divorce when
call us today!