July 18, 2019
Divorce is not easy and there is no right way to get through the process. Mistakes and other poor decisions are bound to be made because of how overwhelming things can become. The best way to lessen your chances of making critical mistakes is to gain as much information as possible. The following are factors you should and should not do when considering divorce:
- Consult an attorney: Having a lawyer is important because they can help you through the process step-by-step. This is especially true if you and your soon to be ex-spouse share assets and property.
- Do not use your children as a weapon: Children should not be used to manipulate your soon to be ex-spouse. If you can, try to leave your children out of the battle as much as possible. Using your children to punish your spouse can lead to resentment in the future.
- Change your will: If you want your spouse to continue to receive either money or privileges you have granted them in your will, then leave your will as it is. However, if you do not want them to receive anything, it is important to change your will as soon as possible. Filing for divorce does not automatically remove your spouse from your will.
- Do not rely solely on technology: Documents, including asset information, bank account statements, tax information, and other financial documents should all be in writing. You should not rely on electronic copies of your documents.
- Be smart about your finances: Avoid making big purchases or hiding money. As soon as you decide that you want a divorce, you should begin to set aside money for all the expenses that come with divorce. You also should have copies of all your financial documents.
- Do not take divorce advice from friends and family: Every divorce is different. Although friends and family have your best interests at heart, their divorce advice may end up hurting you rather than helping. Your divorce is unique to you, so you should avoid taking financial and legal advice from others.
- Have a trusted financial advisor: This is especially true if your spouse was the one who managed the money. When seeking a financial advisor, be sure that it is someone you trust, and someone you feel comfortable asking questions.
Monmouth County Divorce Lawyers at Fox & Melofchik, L.L.C. Represent Clients Filing for Divorce
Divorce can be emotionally draining, but the right lawyer can help you through the process and get you the settlement you can be happy with. Contact a Monmouth County divorce lawyer at Fox & Melofchik, L.L.C. Our experienced lawyers will help you through the process every step of the way. For a free consultation, contact us online or call us at 732-493-9400.
Located in Eatontown, New Jersey, we serve clients in Monmouth County, Ocean County, Middlesex County, Mercer County, Ocean Township, Fair Haven, Eatontown, Red Bank, Tinton Falls, Shrewsbury, Middletown Township, Wall Township, Sea Girt, and Spring Lake.