4 Ways To Effectively Plan For Your Divorce
Getting divorced takes a lot of energy and, in a best-case scenario, planning. At Skillern Firm, we understand that it is not always possible to plan for a divorce.
However, if you feel that a divorce is in your future or know that you are moving forward with your divorce plans, there are several ways to prepare.
1. Manage Your Finances With New Attention To Detail
Find out what investments, accounts and assets are in your marriage. Who has an IRA, 401(k) or pension, and how much is in it or is it worth? What land or other properties or businesses are owned? What are the debts jointly owed? How much are you each spending every month and on what. Create a file with this information.
2. Maintain Your Lifestyle
It is true that divorce costs money, but in the months before a divorce, you will not want to dramatically change your spending habits as this may create a false sense of how much your actual lifestyle costs to maintain
3. Do Not Post Negative Or Personal Information On Social Media
Anything negative you post on social media about your marriage or spouse is public. Things that happen in your personal life when you know you are getting divorced but are not yet divorced should be kept private as it can come back to haunt you. One thing to always keep in mind is that if you have children who are old enough to use a computer, they may see what you post, too.
4. Think About What You Need
When planning for a divorce, you may wish to go to counseling to sort out your feelings and understand your goals. You may want to write things down, in a journal or in list form. However you do your best thinking, ask yourself what you want for a custody plan, who should live where and why, what your children need to be happy and healthy, what you need to move forward, and how much financial support it will take to ensure the children are taken care of. We know you have questions, and we understand that the divorce process can vary for women and for men.
The Support You Need When You Need It
It is true that just because you are in a bad spot or just because you are considering divorce may not mean your divorce will happen right now or even at all. But there is no better way to protect yourself and your future than to plan. We can help. Call (713) 229-8855 to talk to us about your situation. We will offer the experienced guidance and answers you need. You can also reach us via website contact email. At Skillern Firm, we know Texas divorce.