If you feel a divorce has become necessary for you to move on, you shouldn’t let potential difficulties stop you from getting the separation you need. While going through the process of a divorce is never easy, you can make the process much simpler with just a little preparation. These tips should help ensure that you’re prepared for the divorce process, and help avoid the common pitfalls that most divorcees face.
Focus on What Matters
We know that most divorcees are dealing with a lot of mixed emotions when going through a divorce. As difficult as things are, you should try to manage these emotions as much as possible. Your time will be much better spent focusing on what matters most – preparing yourself for the courtroom. The divorce process is going to take time, and involve a lot of important decision-making. It is crucial that you’re working toward a resolution, both before and during the divorce proceedings.
Get the Right Information
Before your time in court, you’ll work with your attorney in a process called “discovery,” where you’ll uncover the important information to be used later. In the case of a divorce, we’re mainly concerned about the details of your finances, and the issues that led to your divorce. The most difficult part of this process is collecting all of the necessary financial information, including the joint and marital property of the marriage, or the property which will be equitably divided between the spouses. Getting a complete and accurate picture of the marriage is essential to your case and its outcome. Without a clear understanding of the finances of the marriage, the court will not be able to appropriately divide the assets.
Mediation is an alternative to the usual divorce process, where the details of the divorce will instead be mediated with the help of a neutral third party. This can provide a lot more control for spouses over the divorce process, but also requires that they’re able to cooperate in the mediation. While the idea of talking things out with your spouse may seem difficult right now, mediation can provide a faster and less expensive path to divorce, not to mention the chance to negotiate for the things you’ll want out of it.
Regardless of the path you choose, Divorce & Mediation Law Firm is here to help. We’ll provide the support you need to make the process as smooth as possible. Get in contact with us today via our website or via phone at 954-388-7836 to schedule your consultation.