Preparing for the Divorce Process

Preparing for the Divorce Process

The divorce process can be long and very emotional, especially if children are involved.  There are steps you can take before starting the process to make it easier financially, and emotionally.

Before starting the process it is important to discuss your particular circumstances with an experienced family law attorney.  This consultation would ideally happen months before the divorce process is even started. An experienced attorney can provide you with guidance as to the requirements of each particular county.

As a general guideline before starting the process, it is important to have a handle of the whereabouts of important financial information. Before starting the divorce process, it is important that of financial information such as mortgage statements, tax returns, 401k statements and other important documents is in a safe location and readily available.
Further, it is important to consider the practical implications of the divorce such as potential custody issues.  Having a parenting for the children involved before filing is always important.

The most important factor in ensuring a peaceful and successful divorce process is preparing for the changes that the divorce will bring emotionally.  Before filing for divorce, it is an excellent idea to speak to a pastor, a therapist, a close friend, or a mental health professional. Having a support system during the divorce process is almost as important has having a great attorney.

If you are ready to speak to an attorney about possibly starting the divorce process in Modesto, CA, Stockton, CA or other surrounding cities give our office a call and speak to Ms. Palazuelos.

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About Vita Palazuelos Esq.

Founding partner at Palazuelos Law, Vita is passionate about helping others through Family Law. She is a mother of two, a dedicated wife, and in her spare time she loves running and can often be found participating in a local race.

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