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The 3 Most Important Things to Do Before Filing Divorce

Divorce is hard and mistakes can be costly. Even if you and your partner are willing to file a divorce harmoniously, the emotional and financial challenges are incredibly stressful. You will quickly realize that divorce can be one of the most difficult things in your life.

Many people are unaware and unprepared for the reality of the divorce proceedings. However, it is possible to be prepared before starting the path of divorce and to put yourself in a favorable position.

  • Know your finances

Before the divorce process begins, it is important for you to have access to all of your financial records. Boca Raton divorce attorneys admit that it is very helpful when the client has already gathered all the details of his/her finances from sources like accountants and business managers to and have their tax returns and financial statements ready. This helps a lot in creating a strategic plan for the client.

  • Set money aside

It is a common practice to save some money in some kind of an emergency fund. If you are not setting aside some money, then it can be wise to start creating a “rainy day” fund may help avoid financial problems during the course of the divorce. Also, make sure to keep your valuable items such as jewelry and important documents in a safety box or with someone who is very trustworthy.

  • Maintain a journal

As it relates to your child, maintaining a journal where you can mention important information like emails, texts messages, and your role in child-raising compared to your spouse’s role will help you to demonstrate your level of involvement with your child (and potentially the lack of your spouse’s involvement). It is important for each parent to present facts that clearly states their involvement with their child. Hence, it is recommended to maintain a calendar where you have mentioned your attendance at your child’s school events, doctor’s visits for your child, birthday parties, etc. Without such a history, it will be hard for you to prove your behavior towards your child and increase your time.

There are many other things that one should do before filing for a divorce. For detailed information and to know what to do and what not to do, you can contact Boca Raton divorce attorneys and get relevant information for your case.