Ending a marriage can be a major undertaking. There are a lot of moving parts in the average divorce – lots of things that need to be figured out, and lots of adjustments that need to be made. So like anything else in life, a few tweaks here and there can make a big difference to the outcome. With that in mind, we’d like to share our top six tips for a more successful divorce with our readers.
Obviously, everyone’s situation is different, and there are aspects of this process you’ll have no control over (there are two of you in this process, after all.) But doing what you can to smooth out the bumps will make a lot of this difficult process less unpleasant for you. Let’s dive right in.
Our top tips for a better divorce:
One: Be like the Scouts and always be prepared
Preparation is critical, which is why it’s one of our top tips. The more details you prepare for ahead of time, and the more prep work you do in advance, the easier and smoother your whole divorce process will be. And that applies to every part of this process. The more prepared you are for meetings with your attorney, the less time they’ll have to waste hunting for information, so the more money you’ll save in the long run.
The more prepared you are for changes coming down the pipeline, whether it’s financial or scheduling-related or paperwork, the sooner you jump on it, the better. Don’t postpone important decisions, or choose not take care of small things simply because you don’t feel like dealing with it. Be as prepared as possible, and you’ll thank yourself later.
Two: Figure out your budget and then stick to it like glue!
This tip is super important – we can’t stress this enough! A lot changes when two people get divorced and one of those changes is the money situation. There are a lot of costs involved in a divorce, so the best thing you can do is be smart with your money, starting as soon as possible! For example: Don’t use “retail therapy” to make yourself feel better on bad days, and don’t run up huge bills in the hopes of being able to force your ex to pay them as a form of revenge – these almost always end badly for you!
Also, make sure you start preparing financially for your new single life. Chances are you’ll have less money at your disposal in the future and you’ll need to live on a tighter budget, so the sooner you start adjusting to that, the better off you’ll be in the long run. (Plus, remember that divorce attorneys aren’t free!) Money choices can make or break a divorce, so choose wisely if you want to come out of this process with your credit, and your bank account intact.
Make sure you get the best divorce attorney possible!
Here at The Kronzek Firm, we’ve helped countless people over many decades to leave unhappy and unfulfilling marriages and start life over. We know what’s involved when there are kids, or when there’s high conflict (because sometimes no amount of handy tips can solve a bad situation!). And we know what to do when the divorcing spouses can’t agree on what they want (or don’t want) during and after the process. Which means whatever your circumstances, we can help.
If you’re ready to tackle your divorce head-on and move on toward a brighter future, call our skilled and experienced family law attorneys at 866 766 5245 right now. We’re available 24/7 (because we know that life doesn’t always happen during business hours) and we’re ready to help you prepare for your new life, whatever that looks like, and whatever it takes to get you there.