3 Tips On Preparing for Divorce


How to Prepare for Divorce

Divorcing coupleThe dissolution of your marriage is sure to weigh heavily on your conscience, no matter the circumstances that surround your decision to end things with your spouse are. In what can feel like the blink of an eye, you will be faced with a multitude of important decisions that cannot be ignored or put off for long. It's important that you give thought to these decisions before you get caught up in the heat of the divorce process.

When you are preparing for divorce, always keep these three tips in mind:

  1. Take care of your kids: If you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse have any children together, keep their well-being at the forefront of every meeting and negotiation. Consider everything on the table that clearly benefits your children, even if it means you do not keep sole or primary custody of them. After contested divorces, many parents report feelings of regret because they proceeded without acknowledging the needs of their children.
  2. Consider your income: Whether you make more or less yearly income than your spouse, make sure your own income is safe and secure after the divorce finalizes. If you need child support or spousal support in order to maintain your current standard of living, you cannot be afraid to ask for it. But you also need to ensure you have ways to become self-reliant.
  3. Stay civilized: Even straightforward, uncontested divorces can quickly spiral out of control and come to a screeching halt if someone loses their temper. By staying calm and civil from the first day to the last, you will not only ensure things are handled properly and swiftly, but you might also win the court's favor in several key decisions, especially those regarding child custody claims. No judge wants a temperamental individual in charge of a child's life.

One More Thing to Prepare for Your Divorce

Retain an experienced divorce lawyer.

Divorces aren't easy. Trying to pick through the paperwork can be a daunting task to anyone who is not familiar with the nuances of family law and litigation. Denton County divorce attorney Haugen from the Haugen Law Firm, P.C. can assist you with all the heavy lifting and complications of your divorce, and ensure that your best interests are never ignored.

Contact us today to start defending your assets with confidence.

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