Going through divorce is emotionally painful for both men and women. The best one can do is to make this overall procedure smoother so that each individual can have a cordial relationship even when their marriage is over.
Below mentioned are some do’s and Don’ts which one should follow so as to make their divorce a smoother one:
Don’t get panic:
Getting a divorce is a stressful procedure itself. Try to relax your mind so that you don’t forget something important that might prove to be helpful for you in the courtroom. Try to stay positive and just remember everything is always okay in the end.
Try to be four steps forward:
The one who is going for a divorce should try to think of four steps forward. This include going for a consultation with divorce attorney especially if your case involves child custody, or an expert financial planner or an appraiser who can take care of all the financial issues.
Be in the surrounding of supportive friends and family:
During divorce the individual goes through adverse condition which helps them in finding the people they can trust. Try to be around family and friend who are supportive and avoid being among those who are against your decision and are continuously trying to change your decision and influence you.
Secure your financial future:
Divorce do involves equal distribution of financial liabilities. One should collect complete data regarding the bonuses of the individuals, Tax returns statements, credit card statements, mortgage documents, valuable assets, detailed information regarding the pension plan and various other financial investments made by any of the party.
Spend valuable time with the kids:
Minors should always be kept out of court; they are the one who are most affected when a couple tries for a legal separation. To keep one’s mind calm one should spend some quality time with their children. Such a tip can also help one when going for child custody.
Record of all the assets:
It is a much simpler way of collecting the detailed information regarding the different valuable assets that were acquired by the couple during their marriage. Make a list, such that it contains complete information regarding the number of assets, the value of each individual asset, number of investment that were made and an individual column for combined purchase that were made by the couple.
Try to avoid going for a long legal proceeding:
While going for a divorce both the parties should be clear about the fact that divorce is an expensive procedure and the attorney that you have appointed will charge you on an hourly basis. Try to get some of the issues resolved out of the court instead of fighting for them in the court so that the some hours of your legal proceeding can be saved.
Make number of copies of legal documents:
Gather all the financial information and make as many copies of them as you want. It is much better to copy too much then to copy too less.
Consult an attorney who is experienced in handling the family law cases that involves divorce, the distribution of the financial assets and child custody. Make him aware about your current situation and attempt to get the most realistic approach that you should follow so that the court makes a decision in your favor.
Remember that both the parties are going through the same trauma:
Always remember that you and your spouse are experiencing the same emotional trauma, so avoid saying or doing something that you will regret later.