Considering getting a divorce from your partner? Getting a divorce for any reason can be a stressful, time-consuming and even scary event. If you have children with the person you are splitting with it, it cannot only cause emotional damage, but it also adds to the complexity of the divorce process. Before you make that decision to leave your husband or wife, here are a few things you should do and consider.
1. Determine Who has Custody of the Children.
One of the hardest decisions you will make during filing a divorce is who your children stays with. If you and your partner want full custody of the children, the decision will be based on the judge’s thoughts. In the meantime, you should review your child’s schedule, your schedule, your partner’s schedule. Also, review your and your partner’s financial situation to determine who is best suited for custody of the children.
2. Make Sure That You Truly Want the Divorce.
Getting a divorce is time-consuming and expensive. Once you file, it’s over. Please think long and hard about this before going forward. If you feel like you can solve your marriage problems, there’s nothing wrong with trying.
3. Speak with an Attorney About Joint Credit and Debit Cards.
Talk with an attorney about why you are divorcing and your living situation to see what the best thing is to do with the joint accounts.
Are you ready to file a claim? At the Crosby Law Firm in Rockford, IL, we provide legal help and guidance on family and personal injury cases. Our excellent team of lawyers will help you through the entire divorce process, if you can’t work it out with your spouse. Additionally, if you need other services such as advice on real estate legal matters, criminal allegations, DUI’s, personal injury claims, issues with the workers’ compensation law, or even bankruptcy, our professional legal team are here to help you get your life back together.