Theodore H. Enfield
10 Tips to Help Your Divorce Go Smoothly
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:
Getting a divorce is a stressful procedure. 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 includes going for a consultation with a 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 a divorce, individuals go through adverse conditions which helps them in finding the people they can trust. Try to be around family and friends 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 does involves the 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 parties.
Spend Valuable Time with The Kids
Minors should always be kept out of court; they are the ones 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 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, the number of investments that were made, and an individual column for combined purchases 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 some hours of your legal proceedings 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 little.
Consult an attorney who is experienced in handling the family law cases that involve divorce, the distribution of the financial assets, and child custody. Make him aware of 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.