In many ways, divorce marks a turning point in an individual’s life, which is why if you are ready to get divorced, you should do everything in your power to prepare. Below, our New Jersey divorce attorneys have compiled a short bulleted list on how to plan for your divorce. Please continue reading and give us a call to learn more.
How to Plan for Your New Jersey Divorce
- Ensure you are emotionally ready. Divorce is an emotional process, which is why before proceeding, you should ensure that you are ready for the weeks and months ahead, especially if you and your spouse will be entering the litigation process. In many cases, the litigation process can be contentious, which is why you should be prepared. If you are having difficulty coping with your divorce, keep in mind that therapy is always an option, and for many, it works wonders.
- Take stock of what you have. This is critical. Assess your bank account, yearly income, and all other assets you own. If you have children or plan on staying in your home, you should account for all expenses, including utility bills, your mortgage, the cost of raising your children, and more. Doing so can help ensure that you have the financial means to live on your own at the conclusion of your divorce.
- Stay organized. This goes hand-in-hand with taking stock of what you have. Divorce is a document-heavy process which is why you should ensure that you save all divorce and financial documents. It can help to keep an accordion folder, wherein you can clearly organize all documentation pertaining to your divorce. Staying organized reduces clutter and helps you keep a clear head and stay focused on your goals.
- Speak with more than one attorney. Your divorce will most likely impact your life for years to come, which is why it is so critical that you do not hire just any divorce attorney. You need an attorney who you can trust, someone who is open to all of your questions and can provide real, useful answers. Our firm is here to provide you with the personalized attention you deserve through every step of the process ahead. If you are ready to get started, give us a call today.
Contact our experienced Bergen County firm
At Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients to understand and protect their legal rights before, during, and after the divorce process in towns across New Jersey and Bergen County, including Hackensack, Ridgewood, Paramus, Teaneck, and Fort Lee. To speak with our team of divorce lawyers today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your concerns about your divorce, please contact us online, or through our Hackensack, NJ office at (201) 397-1750.