With 2017 in full swing, many people are looking at the new year as an opportunity for a new start. For some couples, the possibility of divorce is a topic of conversation that happens as soon as the holidays have calmed down. At Oxendine & Sauls, LLC, we recognize that whether you are considering divorce or you have been approached by your spouse asking for a divorce, there are some things you should consider before moving forward.
Understand What You are Feeling & Know That It is Okay
Even if you do not have everything all figured out yet, it is important that you acknowledge how you feel about your spouse and your current situation. Once you can accept how you feel, it will allow you to think more clearly on what the best decision is for you, not for everybody else.
Gather the Proper Information
Most people have no idea what is involved in the divorce process before they decide to jump in with both feet first. It is in your best interest to get informed as much as possible before you decide anything for certain. Learn how the divorce process works, understand how it will impact your financial situation, how it will affect your children if you have any, and how it will influence your future. The more prepared you are, the better you will feel about diving into this process.
Organize Your Finances
Whether or not you decide to get divorced, it is a good idea to have a footing on your financial situation. Gather copies of your credit card and bank statements, tax records, mortgage statements, etc. Also get a credit check completed and make copies of everything you find. Put them in a safe and secure place.
Prepare and Have a Plan in Place
Avoid getting overwhelmed by thinking you have to have everything figured out all at once. Make a simple plan and allow yourself to tweak it as necessary. Trying to make a hard and fast plan will likely only cause more anxiety; allow yourself to operate one day at a time.
Even if you are just considering getting a divorce, speak with a Suwanee divorce attorney from our top-rated firm today to discuss your options. We can help to provide you with options that may fit your current situation and walk you through what a divorce would look like for you and your family.
Call (770) 285-1820 today to speak with Oxendine & Sauls during an initial consultation.