The divorce process can be very intimidating and scary especially when you've never done it before.
Here are 11 things to know before the divorce process.
1) Know your legal rights:
It’s important to understand the laws in your state when it comes to divorce. Make sure you understand what your rights are and what your spouse’s rights are.
2) Know how to hire your experts:
Hiring experts should come in the line of a divorce coach, financial advisor, and then your lawyer. This streamlined system will help you spend less time and money in the long run.
3) Choose your attorney wisely:
Hiring the right attorney is key during the divorce process. Make sure you do your research and find the lawyer that is best suited for your case.
4) Gather all the documents:
Collect all the necessary paperwork in order to make sure the process goes smoothly. This includes financial documents, joint accounts, and more.
5) Consider mediation:
Mediation is a great way to come to an agreement without going to court. It can be a cost-effective and amicable option.
6) Stay informed:
Stay up to date with the laws and regulations in your state, as they can and do change often. This will help you stay ahead of the game.
7) Set realistic expectations:
Divorce is hard, and it’s important to know that the process may not go as fast or as smoothly as you’d like. Set realistic expectations for yourself and for your spouse.
8) Be mindful of your language:
During the divorce process, it’s important to be mindful of your language. Avoid saying anything that could be seen as offensive or hurtful.
9) Make a budget:
Make sure you have a budget in place to help you figure out the best way to manage your finances during the divorce process.
10) Have a support system:
It’s important to have a support system during the divorce process. This could include a therapist, family, friends, or a support group.
11) Take care of yourself:
Last but not least, make sure you’re taking care of yourself. This could include getting enough sleep, exercising, eating healthy, and more. Divorce can be stressful, so make sure you’re taking time for yourself.
If you find yourself still concerned about the divorce process, please consider reaching out to me or purchasing my book, 'A Clearer Path to Divorce' which outlines many of the important things to know about the process.
You are not alone. You don't have to be alone. You can and will get through this. I know you will.
I wish you the best during this hard time, and I want you to know that I am here to support you every step of the way. I've been in your shoes before and I know what it's like to feel like you don't have the support system you once did.
This is why I was propelled into this role of a Divorce Coach so that I could help other women who were in the same situation as I was. I want women to feel like they always have an ally during their divorce no matter what.
I hope to see you on my calendar for a call soon!