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Settling The Divorce Process Fairly
Getting a divorce (and the difficulties that come with it) is difficult, emotional, and complex. And, with all the things you’ll be dealing with, you don’t want to reach a settlement you feel is unfair. Having an experienced family attorney by your side will help ensure your settlement is fair, regardless of the complexities.
As you prepare for your divorce proceedings and explore the counsel of an attorney, there are some tips that could prove useful. See below, some of our top pointers for how to prepare and work toward a fair settlement.
Know about finances
One of the most important ways to prepare for the divorce process is to be knowledgeable about your financial situation. This means being familiar with debts, property holdings, retirement, and income. If you typically didn’t handle the finances, it’s a good idea to enlist the help of an attorney or financial advisor.
Set goals and priorities
A key element in preparing for a divorce is setting goals and priorities that are important to you. Whether it’s the children and custody or property, make sure to set clear goals and a list of what you want. This way, you can go to your attorney with a clear vision and they’ll be able to represent and serve you more effectively.
Plan for the kids
If children are in the picture, it helps a lot to have a custody agreement in place and a plan for co-parenting. This could be determining the primary caretaker, the children’s schedule, holiday plans, among others. This will greatly help relieve stress and help to work toward a fair divorce settlement.
Be aware of your state’s specific laws
Since every state has its own laws and mandates, this means that the divorce process tends to follow suit. Different laws can affect spousal or child support, how assets are handed out, and more. By acquainting yourself with these specific laws, you’ll be more prepared for the process and know what to expect.
Preparing for a divorce and want to make sure you get a fair deal? You’ll need the help of an experienced divorce attorney. Contact us at Koleilat Law, and find out about our divorce services.