September 26, 2022

When you have made the decision to get a divorce, it is not an easy process to get there. Most of the time, it is a highly emotional time. The actual divorce process can go smoothly if you and your soon to be ex-spouse can work together through it. It is not always easy. Before you contact Divorce Real Estate Specialist, there are some steps you can take that will help the process be a little smoother.

Documentation is critical during a divorce case. After all, you are taking everything that you and your spouse built together and working towards separating it. It is important to have records of all the assets, debts, and personal property you own together. It may take time to gather all of the documents, but it is best to start with everything documented. You should not try to hide anything. You want records of your financial accounts, mortgages, cars, and phone records. You may want to make several copies, including one for you to keep. If your spouse was not prepared for the divorce and is angry about it, you may want to create these records before filing for divorce in an effort to protect yourself.

If you have children, you will have to make decisions about custody. In most cases, you and your spouse will share custody. There are cases with extreme situations where this is not possible and they require additional measures. In the typical divorce, you will share custody. It is most helpful if you and your spouse can review the schedules together to come up with a custody arrangement that gives your children equal time with each parent and makes sure their needs are met.

It is important to know that once you file for divorce, you may not be able to make large purchases until the settlement is complete. The intent of this is to prevent one spouse from draining the bank account before a settlement can be reached. The downside to this is, if you were planning to get a new car or make another large purchase, you will not be able to do so until the divorce is final. If you need to make that type of purchase, especially if your spouse is aware, you may want to do that before you file for divorce.

Most likely, you both own your house and it is important that you figure out quickly what you plan to do with the house. You will need to determine if one of you will keep the house, or if you will sell the house and split the proceeds. If you can address some of these questions with your spouse ahead of meeting with a divorce attorney or filling out the paperwork, you will be far ahead of the process.