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Should You Wait to File for Divorce?

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!