Take Practical Steps Toward Divorce
Once you decide to get a divorce, there are a series of very practical things you can do to protect your future and set yourself up for long-term success. Every decision you make from here on out can impact your finances and your relationship with your family. This is the moment to be active and strategic.
Burbach & Stansbury S.C. has been a trusted law firm serving Wisconsin residents with family law needs for over 30 years. Our attorneys have access to a large professional network and a deep knowledge of divorce law, all of which contribute to their many successes in court and negotiations. For more information on what you can do to protect yourself during property division and other divorce-related proceedings, call us directly at 262-257-9110.
1. Put All Your Personal And Private Information In A Secure Place
You will need access to personal documents like your birth certificate, marriage certificate and Social Security card. If you have kept these in a family folder, you should consider making a separate folder for yourself. This should also include copies of any documents related to your children.
2. Gather All Your Financial Information
Your bank accounts, retirement accounts, home mortgage, car loans and debts are all part of your marital estate. While many people do not keep a comprehensive picture of their finances at any given point, this is incredibly important to a divorce. Not only will you be able to prioritize and negotiate better during property division, but this will also be a crucial step that can alert you to issues like hidden assets or prior unknown spending.
3. Curtail Your Social Media Use
If you talk about your marriage online or vent about your spouse on social media, those statements can quickly come back to haunt you. People have used divorce-related social media posts as evidence in property division and even to keep parents from seeing their children. Avoid talking about your divorce online and if you choose to talk about it, do so with discretion.
Contact An Attorney As Soon As You Can
The sooner you speak with a legal professional, the better prepared your team will be to enter negotiations and make the most of your situation. To talk to our experienced lawyers, reach our firm at our Milwaukee office by calling 262-257-9110 or send us an email.