How Can I Prepare Myself for a Divorce in NYS?

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Facing a divorce is an emotional and stressful time. Here at the Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C., we understand the weight that this moment can have on your life. That said, to start, there are certain steps you can take to minimize the amount of stress you feel throughout your divorce. Please continue reading and reach out to a dedicated Suffolk County divorce & separation attorney from our firm to learn more about how you can prepare for a divorce and how we can help guide you toward the outcome you deserve and need.

What steps can I take to prepare for a divorce?

Preparing for a divorce requires not only financial and legal preparation but also an emotional process. It is important to prioritize your well-being and mental state first and foremost. Taking the following steps can make an incredible difference in the outcome of your divorce:

  • Make your number one priority your well-being and that of your children, no matter the outcome of your divorce.
  • Never put anything regarding your divorce into writing (avoid social media and texting for these topics). Think of it this way: anything you put in writing can, and most likely will, be considered admissible in court.
  • Remain calm when negotiating your divorce with your spouse.
  • Set yourself up with a financial plan for after your divorce. This is one of the most important parts of divorce preparation. You need to calculate your budget and expenses. This means you need to make a list of your income, bills, and daily expenses, such as groceries. This can give you an idea of what you’re working with financially as a single person.
  • Consider going to therapy to prioritize your mental well-being.
  • Retain the services of an experienced divorce attorney who will always consider your best interest. Ultimately, the best thing you can do to prepare for a divorce is to hire a competent divorce attorney who can effectively guide you through each step of the process ahead. Your attorney can keep you informed, answer your questions, and fight for the best outcome possible on your behalf.

If you have any additional questions about divorce preparation or you are about to get a divorce, please don’t hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. today to schedule your initial consultation with our dedicated Long Island family law firm.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

I hired Susan to represent me in a divorce matter where I was fighting for custody and to limit my wife's equitable share of our assets. I won custody of our son, kept the marital residence, kept my professional practice, kept my building and paid less than half to my wife. This was after a long-term marriage. She could persuade the court that equitable is not equal and sometimes the man does deserve to win!

‐ Dave

I first must say that I had been represented by two prior attorneys both of whom had simply taken my money and left me nothing to show for it in my custody case. They kept telling me what they were doing for me but I found out they were lying. Susan on the other hand had gotten me temporary custody and support for my children and myself within two months of hiring her. I cannot say enough about her.

‐ Craig

After talking to a few other attorneys, I hired Susan to represent me in my divorce and custody dispute. I was reluctant to go with her because she was the cheapest out of all the other attorneys I met with, but I'm so glad I did. I am 100% positive no one else would have done such a great job with my case as Susan and her staff. Her work is quality, her staff is reliable and her character is honorable. There...

‐ Linda

I had a very difficult case where I had already burned through two attorneys who were unable to get me custody of my children and complete my divorce. Susan was able to rapidly work out an agreement and not let it just malinger on like my previous experiences. She was also considerate of my financial situation unlike all of the other lawyers I had spoken to. I highly recommend her if you want complete and caring service with an in-depth knowledge of...

‐ Joanne


The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. proudly serves clients throughout Suffolk County, New York in their divorce, family law, and estate planning matters. If you require the services of an experienced Suffolk County attorney, schedule a consultation with The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. today.

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