Getting a divorce is a difficult time in anyone's life. Besides the obvious ramifications on your home and family life, there are also many legal considerations to bear in mind. If you have no idea where to start or just want some advice on how to proceed, this list of things to consider before getting a divorce will help you navigate the process with as little stress as possible.
1. Get Legal Advice Early
At the top of the list of things to consider before divorce is to start looking into your legal options and find a solicitor that is right for you. Not only will they be able to offer help and advice to get through this challenging time, but they will also get the ball rolling so that your divorce can go through quickly and efficiently. Find a reliable solicitor as early as you can and make sure the relationship between you and your partner is as amicable as possible.
2. List Legal Documentation Required For Divorce Proceedings
Documentation is one of the most important things to consider when getting a divorce. You will be required to show birth certificates, marriage certificates, life insurance policies, mortgage agreements etc. Make sure you get all these things in place as it will speed up proceedings and make the process a lot easier.
3. Financial Considerations
Financial considerations in divorce are not easy to deal with, but it is best to get on top of them as soon as you can. Think about your and your spouse's assets, if you are going to sell the family home, how you will pay for legal bills, how savings and other cash funds will be divided, etc.
4. Think Of The Children
If you have children, they will no doubt be one of your biggest things to consider in a divorce agreement. If you and your partner can agree to a schedule that suits both of you, that will make things much easier for the whole family. If this isn't possible, you will have to consider legal proceedings for custody.
5. Personal Possessions
On a practical level, you will have to consider how to split your possessions with your spouse. Make an inventory of everything you own in the house and agree in advance who will take each item.
Get in touch with Bowsers Solicitors today for support and advice.
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