Filing for divorce can be upsetting and disruptive for everyone involved, including spouses, children, and others who surround and interact with the family. Thankfully, there are some steps that you can take to minimize the discomfort of this process and make it as speedy as possible for everyone involved. At Comunale Law Office, our experienced and knowledgeable divorce attorneys are here to help you navigate this difficult time and advocate for your needs in your divorce case. To learn more, call or contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
Consider Alternate Methods
One tip for couples getting a divorce is to consider alternative methods outside of traditional courtroom litigation. Litigation can be lengthy and expensive, with the case managed on the court’s time and not your own. Alternative dispute resolution methods like divorce mediation or collaborative divorce can expedite the process and establish a foundation for civil communication between spouses. This is particularly helpful when there are children involved and spouses will be required to co-parent after the divorce is finalized.
Another tip is to avoid arguing with your spouse once the divorce petition is filed with the court. This can be difficult, as there are likely many issues that have been argued between spouses that ultimately led to the divorce, but once negotiations start you should try and limit arguments with your spouse. This may involve blocking them on your phone, email, and social media as well as only communicating through your lawyer. However, ultimately this is the best way to avoid other issues arising during the divorce process or accidentally putting yourself in a situation that disadvantages you.
Collect What You Need
Another tip is to collect copies of everything that you need for your divorce. This can include copies of financial records, tax information, driver’s licenses and passports, emails, texts, school records, pet records, titles, deeds, social media posts, and anything else that may be helpful to you when determining the distribution of property, spousal support, child custody, child support, and any other major issue that may arise in your case.
You should also seek help after filing for divorce, and this tip applies in every sense. Seek help from a knowledgeable and qualified divorce attorney to ensure that you are getting everything that you deserve in the case. Seek help from a therapist for yourself or your children if they are struggling mentally or emotionally with these new changes. Seek help from financial advisors and other professionals who can help you make sense of your new situation once the divorce is finalized so that you can start fresh.
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Do you have more questions about how to prepare for your divorce? At Comunale Law Office our attorneys are prepared to provide you with all the tips you need to navigate your divorce case. To learn more, call the office or contact us today to schedule a consultation.