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What to Do Before Initiating a Divorce

What to Do Before Initiating a Divorce

The divorce process can be hotly contested and substantially expensive, so it is critical to do be prepared when you are ready to file for divorce.

The following are several issues you need to take care of before filing for divorce:

  • Do your research. Educate yourself about the entire divorce process. Your attorney will likely help you understand the basics and nuances of your case.
  • Always put your children first. While divorce means the end of a marriage, it may also mean the end of the family unit, which is why it is always difficult for children. Spend as much quality time as possible and even include things they enjoy doing. While change is inevitable, helping them transition can include being normal at times. Also consider how you will tell them about the divorce and any questions they might have.
  • Assess your finances. Since divorces are typically expensive, they can substantially alter your financial situation if you aren’t too careful. Evaluate your finances by taking a hard look at your shared assets. Ensure you have accounts of your own—since having at least one account independent of your spouse can help protect you in the event the other party becomes vengeful and attempts to shut you off from your shared funds.
  • Reduce your presence in social media. While we use social media to stay connected with friends and family, keep updated with current events, and a means to share your day-to-day activities, it can also be used against you in a divorce. Although it might be natural for you to share your life online, it is wise to avoid doing so during divorce.

If you are interested in initiating a divorce in Massachusetts, request a free consultation with our Framingham divorce lawyer at Barach Law Group LLC today.

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