How To Prepare For A Divorce
The first phase of divorce can be unpredictable. You may not know how your spouse will react. You may also wonder how to get the outcome you want by the end of the divorce process.
Divorce preparation must often begin months before the legal process does. The Law Office of Cheryl Bucker, P.A., can work to protect you and position your case for a favorable outcome. Our Florida family law attorneys are highly experienced and ready to answer your questions.
Organize Your Finances
A few steps that you can take with your lawyer now to protect your money and property include:
- Obtain a copy of your credit score, bank statements, mortgage information, loan agreements and other financial documents
- Get a copy of your prenuptial agreement or any other marital agreement if you have one
- Make a list of every asset and debt you own jointly and separately, including retirement accounts, business interests and real estate properties
- Determine how earning a degree, changing jobs or making other big decisions now might affect your divorce later
The property division process will redefine your personal finances. Therefore, we will carefully assess your situation and offer strategic legal advice. Getting a fair divorce award or settlement is critical for your future.
Plan For Your Safety And Privacy
Unfortunately, divorce can involve strong negative emotions. A divorcing couple can stay polite until the divorce is final to avoid additional conflict. However, not all spouses respect each other’s boundaries.
If you have concerns for your security or the safety of your children, we can help. There are legal options available to you, such as protective orders. You can also protect yourself by changing your passwords on all accounts, including social media accounts.
Our lawyers will take your privacy and security seriously. If you are considering or planning to divorce your spouse, you can work one-on-one with one of our attorneys at the Law Office of Cheryl Bucker, P.A.