Things You Should Do Now
Consult An Attorney: Talking with one of our experienced professionals can give you valuable insight on what steps to take towards divorce. Talking with an attorney may even be best if you are simply considering divorce or you are not sure if it is a path you should proceed with.
Prepare Documents: It is usually harder to obtain these documents during the discovery process later in the divorce, so it is very useful to keep copies of any of the following things: Bank statements, life insurance policies, tax returns, real estate deeds, HUD statements, mortgage statements, car titles, social security statements, any financial documents, etc.
Make Inventory: Keep a list of all your valuables, including but not limited to: jewelry, antiques, furniture, electronics, safes, safety deposit boxes, etc.
Know Your Family’s Expenses: Know how much your household spends on rent, groceries, utility bills, mortgage, etc. Doing so will allow you to give a more realistic appraisal of what you will need to maintain the home after divorce. Also, know your spouse’s income.
Have A Back-up Plan: Even if divorce is not imminent, knowing that you can make it on your own is always important. Try to come up with ways that you can provide for yourself financially if the need may arise, if you are not already doing so now.