Have you been wanting to get a divorce but keep holding off on that right moment that never seems to come? You aren’t alone, one of the hardest aspects of divorce is pulling the trigger to get one in the first place. The excuses are always the same. “I will wait until after the new year and holidays to do it”, “I will wait until my children graduate so that it’s not to hard on them”, “Maybe my spouse will change, I will give it another month or so”.
If you fit any of the excuses above don’t be hard on yourself about it, it’s perfectly normal. This article will outline some of the things you can do to be prepared for when that day does come. It’s always important to seek advice from a Chandler Divorce Attorney when you are going through this.
Getting Your Finances in Order
One of the most complicated aspects of divorce is your finances. Many couples don’t have clean records which causes a mess in the legal process when everything is being split up. Create copies of everything and keep them in a safe location outside of where your current spouse lives. Doing so will prevent tampering later down the road.
It’s important for you to know that hiring a Chandler divorce attorney costs money. Family lawyers typically charge by the hour, the more experience that they have the more they will charge. Having the cash prepared ahead of time will keep the process as smooth as possible. Make sure to interview with as many attorneys as possible before you settle on one. The more complicated your divorce becomes the more expensive it’ll probably be.
It always helps to do a quick credit check to see where you stand. If you are living pay check to pay check you will want to make sure you have solid credit before moving forward with your divorce, not doing so will cause a lot of heartache down the road. You have to take into consideration that many places such as apartments do credit checks before allowing you to move in. Same goes for credit cards, cars and other credit lines you may need to get back on your feet.
I have seen many spouses go through messy divorces over the years. One of my best friends was financially & emotionally ruined for months during the process. Preparing ahead of time can help ease the stress moving forward. If you feel like you are in danger don’t hesitate to contact someone from protective services and get out of that situation as soon as possible. Also never forget to seek that advice of an experienced divorce attorney. I hope you found this helpful.