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.