Almost anyone who is divorced will tell you that there was most definitely a period that led up to the divorce in which they suspected they were headed to the end of their marriage. Whether it’s that you and your spouse simply cannot stop fighting or your partner just seems apathetic to you, the warning signs are likely there. As experienced divorce attorneys at the Law Offices of Loomis & Greene, we have seen our fair share of marriages coming to an end and therefore, we feel the need to prepare people who may be in the same situation very soon.
Should You Start Planning For Your Divorce?
We know no one wants to start planning for the end of a marriage until they are absolutely sure it is over, but we’re here to tell you that it is beyond smart to do so. Beginning to plan for your divorce ahead of time will make the process much easier in the long run. Not to mention, you will prevent yourself from being blindsided by your spouse.
How To Plan For Your Divorce
Taking care of financial matters should be your first course of action. For instance, take an inventory of all of your assets. This will come in handy when it is time for you and your spouse to separate your property. Additionally, it would be a good idea to start saving money that you will be able to pull from in order to pay a lawyer and also just to help you get back onto your feet once you are a single income household again.
If you have any children, you should use this time to ensure you are doing everything you can to be the best parent possible. This way you can ensure you are able to either get full custody or at least split custody once the divorce is finalized.
Lastly, remember that perception is key. If you are posting all over social media about what a horrid person you spouse is, or if people see you out at bars drinking all weekend, this likely will not reflect well on you when your divorce proceedings are occurring. Remain calm, cool and collected throughout this period even though it is likely to be extremely difficult.
If you have a sneaking suspicion that your marriage could be ending soon, don’t be afraid to come into the Law Offices of Loomis & Greene today to get any questions you may have answered. We can help you through this tough time and help you decide if mediation is an option or if we should begin working on your divorce case. Call us right now or stop into our Loveland or Greeley office to schedule a meeting with one of our talented lawyers.