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When considering filing for divorce, planning ahead can save time, money, and reduce stress. Planning ahead will help you make decisions regarding how you will live your life during the divorce process and once the divorce has been finalized by the court.
One of the most important things you can do if you are contemplating divorce is speaking with an attorney. It is important to consult with an attorney before and/or during the case so that you can understand your options and legal rights. Otherwise, you risk taking action that can have negative consequences on your case. For example, simple acts such as moving out of the home could have a detrimental effect on your divorce. Speaking with one of the attorneys at Owenby Law, LLC will help you prepare for divorce and give you a realistic picture of what to expect once a case is filed through its completion.
Another important thing to consider is gathering all of your financial paperwork. This is often time-consuming and unpleasant, so it is best to get it out of the way as soon as possible. Gathering financial documents also relates to some of the main issues in a divorce - division of assets and debts, child support, and spousal support. In addition, Florida law requires the parties to a divorce proceeding to exchange certain financial information. This is known as mandatory disclosure.
Finally, consider making an inventory of your possessions. You can even take photographs or videos of your possessions. This will help document the assets that are subject to equitable distribution. It will also help if assets are missing or sold later, which often happens during a divorce.