Those in Massachusetts or elsewhere who are considering ending their marriages may feel overwhelmed by everything they must accomplish before papers are finally signed. The simple truth is that there is a lot to do in order to get ready for divorce. There is so much to accomplish that there are some things that may be easily overlooked.
While this may be easier said than done, it is important to remain calm and clear-headed when working through a divorce. This can be accomplished through preparation and organization. What exactly does that mean?
There are a couple basic steps couples may want to consider taking before starting divorce proceedings. The first has to deal with taking financial stock of one’s situation. Gathering marital and personal financial information can allow a person to see where he or she is currently, how divorce will change one’s monetary position and what will be needed following the dissolution of marriage in order to move on economically preserved. Part of this involves taking care of any problems that require the use of insurance or other marital funds or benefits — such as addressing medical and dental issues and housing or car repairs. Waiting on these things until after a divorce is finalized can have extremely negative consequences.
After taking a good look at monetary concerns, Massachusetts couples will have to decide how they would like to proceed with their divorces. Will they take a traditional route or seek alternatives? Every situation is different, and what will work for some will not be the best for others. Regardless of what method of divorce is utilized, legal assistance is available at any stage to ensure the rights of each party are protected.
Source: The Huffington Post, “3 Steps to Prepare for Your Divorce“, Adrienne Rothstein Grace, Oct. 22, 2015