Advice for Starting a Divorce
For many people, the first step in a divorce is the most difficult because it makes the concept of ending a marriage more tangible. If you are feeling hesitant about filing for divorce, then knowing how to prepare for it can help.
We suggest that anyone who wants to soon file a divorce start with these steps:
- Open a P.O. box: If you are worried about your spouse seeing information from your divorce lawyer before you are ready to officially file a divorce petition, then we suggest you open a post office (P.O.) box. Use it to store confidential legal information and communications, as well as copies of your financial records that will be needed later in your divorce.
- Carefully review your financial accounts: You should open private checking and saving accounts if you share your current accounts with your spouse. Inform the bank staff that you do not want your spouse knowing about the separate accounts because you might be filing for divorce soon. You might also want to open a new credit card in your name, so you can make certain purchases while the divorce is pending and if you do not make the most income in your household.
- Catalog important assets: Using your smartphone, you should start a catalog of important and high-value pieces of property and assets. For example, family vehicles, expensive electronics, small business ownership, stock options, and more should all be noted. Technically, there should be two lists: one for the property that you brought into the marriage yourself, and one for shared marital property.
If you have any questions about how to start a divorce and if you should file for one, then please feel free to reach out to our firm. You can dial (888) 981-9511 and connect with our Pacific Northwest divorce attorneys at any time.
What are Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements?
Are you worried about the trouble that a divorce could cause for your marriage, even though you aren’t married yet? Or are you married and concerned about divorce complications despite feeling happy and content with your marriage now? You are not alone. Many people get nervous about how divorce could theoretically be a problem far in the future.
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can be used to solve this common problem. Both agreements outline a few steps to take in divorce, such as how to handle spousal support and property division, just in case it ever happens. The difference is that a prenuptial agreement is made before the marriage is official, and a postnuptial is made after.
Married couples tend to feel happier in their marriages after a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is made because it settles their nerves. A little preparation can go a long way in any situation, including marriages.
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Let our Pacific Northwest divorce attorneys guide you through the dissolution of your marriage. When we work on a case, we provide more than just legal counsel and professional insight. We also happily show our clients genuine moral support and life advice because we see them each as close friends, not a case file.
Contact Pacific Cascade Legal now. We are here to guide you.