The decision to end your marriage should not be taken lightly. Once it is clear your marriage is not working, it is time to prepare for divorce. Florida statutes require equitable distribution of property in a divorce so that both parties end up with a fair division. There are some steps you can take now that will make the process easier and less stressful for you and your family.
Gather Financial Information
Your financial information is essential in a divorce proceeding. Both you and your spouse need to provide details of your finances. Take the time now to locate information about all of your bank accounts, credit cards, pension and retirement accounts, and more. It is important to know the current value of these accounts and protect them so that neither party will take more than their share during this interim period.
Prepare for Residence Changes
If you own your home and have children, the decision to move out of the family residence is not easy. In some cases, it is best to remain in the home until you can resolve distribution issues of your divorce. You will generally have several options. One party may buy the other out of the home, you can sell the home and divide the profits, or you can keep the home for a period of time and sell it at a later date.
Talk to Your Children
It will be necessary to talk to your children about the changes that will be happening in your family. Make sure they know that they are not the cause of the divorce and assure them that although there will be changes, everything is going to be fine. Then, work to create routines so children can begin to adapt to the new circumstances. Even young children will understand the basics and most kids are resilient and adaptable.
Stay Off Social Media
It is natural to want to vent about your problems, but now is not the time to post about them on social media. Refrain from talking about your divorce because you do not want something you say to affect the outcome of the settlement. The same holds true for dating. Do not do it until your divorce is complete so you do not risk damaging your settlement. You want to make certain that your behavior will not cause problems with the settlement and particularly with child custody issues.
Contact an Experienced Divorce Attorney
Contact an experienced Brevard County divorce attorney. Choose a lawyer with the education and expertise to handle all of your issues, even those that are complex. Your attorney will answer your questions and guide you through the process from start to finish. Your lawyer will be instrumental in resolving most of the minor disputes and will help protect your interests so you obtain a fair settlement. At Henderson Legal Group, we have a team of skilled attorneys who are available to answer your questions and start you on the path toward a successful dissolution of marriage. Contact us today for a free case evaluation at Henderson Legal Group.