What To Do if Divorce is Imminent

Posted by admin on April 27th, 2006

Divorce is never what someone wants to go through. It can be a hard transition. But there are things that you should take care of right away. First of course, is to take care of you children. Never argue in front of your children and never badmouth the other parent in front of them. Keep your children on a regular schedule. Get involved with them at school and their social activities. Children need to always feel loved no matter what is happening in your life.

Gather all of your records and your financial things: tax returns, bank statements, check registers, investment statements, retirement account statements, employee benefits handbooks, life insurance policies, mortgage documents, financial statements, credit card statements, wills, social security statements, automobile titles. All of these things you will need later.

Get a good divorce attorney. Find one that has worked divorce cases before. You will want to find an attorney who possesses good qualities such as reliability, experience in divorce, and a great attitude.

Prepare yourself for the road ahead. Divorce is not an easy thing to go through. Surround yourself with friends and family you can trust and rely on them for support. Friends and family is the best thing you have right now and you really do need them. Chances are one of them has already gone through a divorce.  You can even get a consoler to help you pull through this. There are tons and tons of resources out there for you to take advantage of.

Work can be hectic enough but you should also consider talking to your boss about what you’re going through. It is also important your boss understands what you’re going through. Just in case you need time off to get through the divorce process. Skipping work from time to time while going through the divorce should be no problem as long as you’re doing what you should be doing.

Get in touch with your children’s schools so that the teachers know what your child is also going through. Children can act out sometimes too because they are confused about what is going on.

If your school offers counseling for children try to get in touch with the school counselors and make arrangements for your child to go talk to them.  It is important that you also take the time to reach out to your children. And take care of yourself too!

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