If you are preparing to start the divorce process in the new year, here are a few questions to consider before you start down the divorce road:
- Are you 100% sure you want to get a divorce?
- If you saw a divorce communication coach or worked with an impartial marital mediator, would you and your spouse’s situation improve?
- Do you have a pulse on your financial picture?
- Who do you owe? Balance? Monthly payment?
- What income streams do you have?
- What does your retirement portfolio look like?
- Are you ready to open your own bank account and set up a new credit card?
- Do you need to consider alimony or child support?
- Are you able to live on your own, supporting yourself financially 100%?
- How are you going to pay for your divorce? Do you need to secure funds now?
- Are you able to locate important documents before moving out?
One of the goals of the collaborative divorce process is the preserving of the family unit. This process puts it all together with the expertise to guide you to find the best solutions available without the hurt and animosity of the litigation process (court).
When you utilize the experts in the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association, you can let down your anxiety and stress because you will know that when your divorce is finalized, each party involved, including your children will be ready to face the future with confidence.
Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax/or medical advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, medical or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.