The end of a marriage can come about for a variety of reasons. In most cases, you have an idea of what's coming before any paperwork is filed. This gives you time to prepare for the process. There are several ways that you can do this. You should remember that you have to protect your own interests. Your ex isn't going to do this for you. With this in mind, you should be as prepared as possible. We can help you determine what you need for your specific case.
There are some general guidelines to remember if you are facing the end of your marriage. For example, you need to gather copies of all financial documents and asset records. These can come in handy when you are going through the property division process. It also gives you an account of what is going to be subject to division and what you might be able to walk away with.
Another thing that you need to do is figure out who is moving out of the marital home and who will stay. Once you know this, you can work on setting out your budget for this process. You have to account for normal living expenses, as well as those that are related to the divorce. Knowing what you can afford can help you as you set up your new life.
We realize that this is a difficult time for you. We can review your situation and help you learn what options you might have. From there, we can work on a plan with you.