What to Do Before You File for a Divorce?

If you are considering filing for divorce in Florida, here are a few things you should do before you take the plunge:

Gather financial documents: 

It's important to have a clear understanding of your financial situation before you begin the divorce process. This may include gathering documents such as bank statements, investment accounts, and tax returns.

Make copies of important documents: 

In addition to financial documents, you should also make copies of any other important documents (e.g. deeds, insurance policies, prenuptial agreements) that may be relevant to the divorce process.

Create a budget: 

Divorce can be expensive, so it's important to create a budget to help you manage your finances during this transition.

Consider mediation: 

Mediation is a process in which the parties work with a neutral third party to try to reach an agreement about issues such as property division and child custody. Mediation can be a less costly and less adversarial alternative to traditional litigation.

Seek legal counsel: 

It's a good idea to consult with a divorce attorney before you file for divorce. An experienced lawyer can help you understand your rights and options and provide guidance on the best course of action.

Make a plan for your children: 

If you have children, it's important to consider their needs and make a plan for their care during the divorce process.

Take care of yourself: 

Divorce can be a stressful and emotional time, so it's important to prioritize self-care and seek support from friends, family, or a therapist.

Before you prepare to file for a divorce, talk to Fournier Law. We can help.

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