5 Things to Consider Before Your Divorce
When a marriage ends, whatever the reason for the split, it is never easy
for either party. At
The Graves Law Firm, we are deeply invested in providing you and your family with compassionate,
easy to understand options for your
divorce. After many years helping families navigate through the divorce process,
we have developed a list of 5 things to consider prior to finalizing your divorce.
1.How will this affect your children?
If processing your divorce is difficult and stressful for you, imagine
the confusion and emotional stress your minor children might be feeling.
If you have young children at home, we recommend you and your spouse discuss
how you plan to manage your children’s lives. Is it possible for
them to remain in the same school? What about staying in the same house?
It may be difficult for you and your partner to get along, but providing
your children with some stability during this time of flux is extremely
2.Contact a Pasadena Family Law Attorney
If you and your spouse are considering divorce or legal separation, you
should consider consulting a qualified family law attorney. Contacting
an attorney can help you establish a road map for yourself and your family.
3.Develop a plan
After you have consulted a family law attorney, you and your spouse may
want to consider developing a clear plan on how you plan split custody,
raise the children, and split property. Discussing possible long term
and short term plans for after the divorce allows for a more efficient process.
While discussing your options with your family law attorney, consider the
financial impact the divorce will have on both parties involved.
- Dividing Assets – whether you own multiple properties together, or
a small home with family heirlooms, you and your spouse should discuss
who will get what after the divorce.
- Your Credit Score – Before your divorce is final, pull your credit
report to determine if they are any blemishes that could possibly hinder
your ability to borrow money individually.
- Bank Accounts—If you have a joint bank account you may want to consider
opening up your own individual account.
- Insurance Coverage—Some spouses receive medical benefits because
of their marital status. If your spouse is living with an ongoing medical
condition, you may want to review their coverage options available once
you are no longer married.
- You decide Your Next Steps
During this stressful time of your life, you may want to seek the advice
or support of your friends and family, which is completely normal. However,
remember that you and your spouse should be the only people involved in
making your decision. Our attorneys can help advise you on your options
but the decision is yours to make.
We’re Committed To You
At the Graves Law Firm, we are deeply committed to providing top-notch
legal support to our clients. We make ourselves available when you need
us by answering any phone call or email you send us within 24 hours of
receiving it. As Board Certified Family Law Specialist, we provide unique
legal strategies for every one of our clients. If you’re ready to
move forward with your divorce, we’re here for you.
Are you ready to take the next step? –Schedule an appointment today.