Going through a divorce can be extremely stressful. There are multiple things to consider before you move forward with divorce proceedings, and careful consideration is of paramount importance to ensure that you make decisions that reflect your exact wishes for the divorce and any settlements.
We have put together a helpful list of considerations and actions to take before you file for a divorce.
Be Sure of Your Intentions
Although it may seem obvious, emotions can often run extremely high during this time which can cloud your judgement, or make certain disputes seem a lot more damaging to the relationship than they may be after some mediation.
There are multiple avenues you and your partner might consider before getting a divorce, and it is important to ensure that proceeding with a divorce is the final option, once all hope of reconciliation has been exhausted.
Find a Trusted Solicitor
Getting a divorce is often an extremely personal and emotional time; consequently, it is important that you find a solicitor that matches your style of communication and understands your wants for litigation.
Finding a solicitor with many years of experience will stand you in good stead and ensure you reap the benefits of liaising with someone with a wealth of knowledge of the proceedings that surround filing for a divorce.
Each case is different, as should be the handling and solution, so avoid solicitors that offer you solutions without listening to the specifics of your case, and ensure your representative suits both the budget you have and the circumstances surrounding your divorce.
Gather all Necessary Documents
When a marriage breaks down, it isn’t uncommon for a spouse to make it difficult for the other to obtain necessary files and documentation to support the divorce proceedings.
If you and your partner have shared online accounts, obtaining records of these accounts, as well as copies of necessary paper documents you keep in your home, will avoid the potential dispute over these later on in the proceedings.
Getting a divorce can be a highly stressful time. If you require the services of one of our experienced divorce lawyers, we are here to help. Contact the team at Broadbents Solicitors on 01773 769891 or by using our contact form.