Five Divorce Tips and Strategies for a Smooth Separation

When you’re considering or planning a divorce, the steps you take beforehand can make a profound difference in the outcome. Some divorces go smoothly and quickly; others are more contentious and can drag on and on. Consider these five divorce tips and strategies as you move forward.

  1. While this might be the last thing on your mind, good divorce tips and strategies dictate that you gather your marriage license, social security cards, and ID for everyone in your household. Collect tax forms from all the years you were married, as well as any contracts, leases, or mortgage documents detailing property you own, money owed, insurance information, and anything else you think relevant.
  2. If you or your children are at risk of abuse or violence, it’s vital that you communicate this to your attorney. They can help you get a temporary order if you need one.
  3. Tax Implications. Divorce can mean that someone may begin making spousal or child support payments, that who files as “head of household” may change, and that property or savings may be split or change hands. Keep careful records of all tax-related information so you’ll be ready when you need it.
  4. Eventually, you’ll have to tell your family and friends about your divorce. How and when you do that is up to you. Talking badly about your spouse is never a good idea if you can help it. Explaining your divorce to your kids might be even more difficult. Hint: Many courts do not consider badmouthing the other parent to a child to be in the child’s best interest.
  5. Legal Help. Hire an experienced family law attorney. Even the best divorce tips and strategies might be useless without a great lawyer at your side. Jennifer Espronceda has a passion for helping families in divorce cases and getting her clients back to living their lives.

To arrange a consultation with Jennifer Espronceda, use her contact form or call Espronceda Law at 210-504-1514.

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