If you are concerned
divorce may be on the horizon, it is essential you remain as prepared as ever.
Whether you are the one considering serving your spouse with papers or
you received them yourselves, the last thing you want is to be blindsided
by certain aspects awaiting you. Although no two relationships or marriages
are the same, there are general rules which can be applied to many divorces
and situations. The best preparation begins with a strongminded and experienced
Wellesley divorce lawyer, such as ours at Saponaro Barach Bingham LLP.
Consider the following as part of your divorce preparation checklist:
- Financial records – You don’t want to be unprepared when it
comes to finances. All marital assets are on the line, so make sure you
have copies of all documents relating to income, assets, credit cards
statements, tax returns, and other assets or liabilities. Organization is key.
- Have a plan – If you share children, make a plan to determine how
to best approach them. If there are certain aspects you aren’t sure
of how to handle, such as your living situation, come up with a cohesive
and comprehensive plan before moving forward.
- Plan a budget – Divorce has the reputation of being expensive, especially
if you and your spouse are going to end up in trial. Ending up in serious
debt because of your divorce can be devastating, so make sure you put
aside some money in preparation for legal fees.
- Open a P.O. Box – You may not want your mail going somewhere your
ex can access it as well.
- Change your beneficiaries – If you no longer want your spouse to
be on your will or trust, change this information immediately.
- Create separate banking accounts – Your finances will need to be
for you from now on, but make sure you consult with an attorney before
you transfer large amounts of money out of your joint accounts.
- Hire an attorney – Facing divorce alone can be disastrous--protecting
yourself first and foremost begins with hiring a divorce lawyer you can trust.
Contact Our Wellesley Divorce Lawyers Today
At Saponaro Barach Bingham LLP, we know nothing is worse than going through a
financially and emotionally draining divorce. Though the ending of your
marriage may not be quite as debilitating as others, it is still vital
you remain prepared and vigilant for anything which may come your way.
This is why we are committed to ensuring our clients are as protected
as possible in the events leading up to, during, and following a divorce.
We strive to make sure you remain confident, informed, and secure. Our
legal team’s unparalleled work ethic and extensive experience will
be your best allies throughout this undoubtedly difficult process--so
don’t face it alone.
Contact us today by calling (888) 209-7080.