The divorce process has the potential to be emotional and even stressful. Fortunately, by following some important pieces of advice, it is possible to greatly decrease how difficult the end of a marriage is. The following are some of the important steps that you can take to make the divorce process more manageable.
Create an Exit Plan
Part of the divorce process involves returning to how things were when you were single. To discuss the end of your marriage, it is critical to address the subject with your spouse and how you will live after the marriage is dissolved. There is no easy way to obtain a divorce and the strategy that you ultimately select will say a lot about the current state of your marriage.
Envision Your Future
Divorce offers the opportunity to start over again. This means that during the divorce process, you should focus on how this change in your life will allow you to achieve your aspirations, dreams, and goals. Creating a clear plan of what you want can help you create specific plans to make sure that you achieve the results you desire.
Surround Yourself With Friends
Even though the divorce process has the potential to be particularly painful, a person is not required to navigate the process alone. It can be helpful in reducing stress to surround yourself with family and friends during the divorce process. You may also want to speak with a therapist and anyone you can trust who might have already been through a divorce.
Take Children Into Consideration
If you have children, it is likely that they will become one of the primary concerns in your divorce. Many divorcing couples discover that child custody and support issues can influence the outcome of a divorce. Consider in advance what your preferred custody and parenting schedule would be. If custody will be a debated issue, it is often a wise idea to write down details about the roles you propose each parent should play in the child’s life.
Consider the Timing
Timing is a critical part of divorce. If divorce is an issue that you have considered for a while and there are no specific timelines involved, it might be a wise idea to divorce when you can take the greatest tax advantage possible. If you want to file a tax return with the status of “married filing jointly,” you are required to be married on December 31st of the year for which you are filing taxes.
Speak with an Experienced Divorce Lawyer
One of the other best steps that a person can take during the divorce process is to obtain the assistance of an experienced lawyer. Contact Vayman & Teitelbaum P.C. to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced attorney who is prepared to answer any questions that you might have about the process.