5 Things To Do Before Filing For Divorce.
Generally, I answer questions that come to me from different clients or prospective clients, but today I thought, I would give you five pointers on what you can do before you file for divorce.
FIRST: You should be sure that you really are ready and want to divorce. This sounds crazy if you are contemplating divorce, but I’ve had experience with clients who come into my office ready for divorce, who have been contemplating it for years and they’re finally fed up and say okay, I’m ready to go, I can’t take this anymore, I want to get going.
My question when I sit down with people like this is, are you certain that you are prepared and that you really want to do this?
I understand that divorce is emotional, it changes your entire life. I want to make sure that you are ready to file for divorce and get divorced. I have had situations where people have stated that they were ready and I have begun the paperwork and charged them the fee to later come to find out that they think they made a mistake and no longer want the divorce.
The two things that could happen are:
- Your spouse can say fine, let’s cancel everything.
- Your spouse says you know what, I think I wanna go forward with this divorce. Now that you’ve started it, even though you changed your mind, I wanna continue i
SECOND: Choose the attorney that is right for you. There are many different attorneys out there. And you need to make sure that the attorney that you choose is someone that you feel totally comfortable with, that you can trust and can speak to, that understands your situation, and is able to relate to you.
You can go ahead and call different attorney’s offices and have free consultations with the ones that do it or pay for a consultation if that’s what it takes until you find the attorney that you feel comfortable with.
THIRD: Gather all sorts of financial information. Take pictures of the note of the house and the car, bank accounts, credit card accounts, and everything that you can to get a good understanding of your financial situation. It is better to have that information before you file for divorce. As I’ve dealt with issues where people come to me for divorces and all of a sudden, bank accounts are missing. They can’t prove that there was a bank account because they don’t have paperwork for it. They can’t prove that there were stocks because they can’t find the paperwork. So it is best for you to gather all your financial information before you file for the divorce.
FOURTH: Make any purchases or any sales that you are thinking about doing before you file for divorce. Generally, what happens when you file for divorce, the judges have an order put in place that prohibits either one of the spouses from either selling or purchasing any items while the divorce is pending.
So if you are planning on doing something like that, do it before you file for the divorce to avoid being stopped by the judge from doing any of the sales or the purchases of things.
FIFTH AND FINAL: Consider and consider seriously your social media posts. These posts have come into court too many times to mention. And they have negative consequences based on what is posted out there. So be very careful to look at what is out there in your posts for social media. And maybe you might even want to consider stopping or taking a break from social media while you’re going through the divorce, until the divorce is final, to stop anything from coming into court that could negatively affect your chances at your divorce.
I hope these FIVE TIPS have helped you in realizing what you should maybe prepare for before filing for divorce. And again, as always if you have questions about this topic or any other topic, please go to vegasdivorcemeeting.com and I will be happy to sit down with you and discuss your particular situation.
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