Humans are creatures of habit. When they get into a groove, it's hard to get them to change. Unfortunately, that even goes for people unhappy in marriages. There are so many scary variables in the real world that sometimes it feels safer to stay, or more convenient to do it later when a cleaner financial break occurs.
Whatever the reason, just because you're waiting for the date to arrive doesn't mean you need to just sit on your hands waiting it out. Forbes took a look at the four items you need to have ready when you first sit down in a divorce lawyer's office.
Paperwork During the divorce process, your financial records are going to be gone over with a fine tooth comb. It's best to have all your assets and records in order when you hit the lawyer's office — or before your spouse tries to hide some of the assets.
Check Your Credit, Open a Bank Account Once divorced, you're going to be on your own financially. We're not talking about alimony, we're talking about your financial history is in your hands, something that it may have not been for a while. During your preliminary divorce work, check your credit history and score and open a bank account with funds rightfully yours. You never know if your spouse has opened up a credit card in your name, and possibly wrecking your score. As for your bank account, make sure you have enough money squirreled away to cover your expenses, like…
Support Team Divorce lawyers will fight for you to get what you're entitled to in a divorce. However, some are better than others. Do your research while you're preparing to leave so you'll be able to do so quickly. A therapist will also help you navigate the post-divorce filing time when you may be at your most vulnerable.
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(Soon-to-be) Divorcing Women: What Are You Waiting For? Here's How To Prepare To File (Forbes)