Four Key Tips on Preparing for a Divorce | Here’s What to Know

For many, the divorce process can be overwhelming, which is why our Bergen County family lawyers have compiled a short list of tips for preparing for divorce. Please continue reading and don’t hesitate to reach out to Aronsohn, Weiner, Salerno & Kaufman to learn more about preparing for a divorce and how we can help you through each step of the process ahead.

Four Tips on Preparing for a New Jersey Divorce

  1. Ensure that you are emotionally ready to begin the divorce process. Divorce represents a new, significant chapter in your life. Getting a divorce is not something to decide on in the heat of the moment as there are a multitude of emotional and financial consequences. Take time to consider whether this is truly the best option at this time and whether you are emotionally ready to move forward with it.
  2. Take stock of your finances and organize important paperwork. If you’re emotionally prepared, you should then begin assessing your financial situation. You should organize your finances and calculate weekly/monthly expenses, as well as your yearly income. Make a financial plan if you can. Ensure you account for things that will inevitably pop up in the future, such as medical care, car troubles, and more. Understand that even with alimony or child support, you may not have as many assets as you did before your divorce. You need to be prepared for this. Taking stock of all financial and other relevant documentation can help provide you with realistic expectations for your future.
  3. Retain competent legal counsel and familiarize yourself with the divorce process. Read up on common divorce terms, such as equitable distribution, child support, child custody, alimony/spousal support, and more. This will help you understand what’s at stake. You must also retain competent legal counsel who can inform you of your options and advocate for your best interests, explaining the process every step of the way.
  4. Always look out for your children. Regardless of how much your divorce affects you, children are often the most impacted by divorce. Ensure you openly communicate with your children, never badmouth your spouse or discuss your divorce proceedings with them. It is of paramount importance to see that they receive the help they need, such as therapy, if you believe they need it.

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We understand how confusing certain legal issues can be, which is why we are dedicated to providing individuals with the compassionate and knowledgeable legal representation they deserve. Aronsohn, Weiner, Salerno & Kaufman has helped clients with various difficult legal challenges for over 40 years. We know we have the experience needed to do the same for you. For experienced legal counsel regarding family law, litigation, business law, real estate, and criminal law, you know where to turn–contact Aronsohn, Weiner, Salerno & Kaufman today to schedule a consultation.

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