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Preparing for a Divorce | Here’s What You Need to Know

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Divorce is an involved, document-heavy process, which is why anyone who believes they’re ready to start must continue reading and reach out to the Law Offices of Katherine K. Wagner to learn more about preparing for divorce.

Tips for Preparing for a Divorce in New Jersey

  1. Make sure you’re emotionally ready to begin the process. Divorce is not only a legal and financial issue, but also an emotional one. In many cases, especially when a divorce is contested and must go through litigation, it can be a time-consuming and stressful process. Though a competent attorney can help mitigate that stress, parting ways with your spouse is a huge step for anyone, so you must ensure you are emotionally ready to proceed. Divorce should never be a split-second decision. Weigh your options, and, if you’re sure it’s what you want, you may proceed.
  2. Stay organized and gather financial documents. Though divorce is an emotional process, it’s imperative that you keep a level head and remain calm and collected. With a level head, you should begin organizing all documentation you may need, such as your tax returns, pay stubs, credit card statements, and more. In the same vein, you should also assess your financial situation and determine your weekly/monthly expenses, your income, and any financial adjustments you may have to make after your divorce.
  3. Educate yourself about the divorce process & consult an attorney. Before going through the divorce process, it is always best to have some idea of what you can expect. The best way to learn more about how divorce works in New Jersey is to hire a competent divorce and family law attorney with years of experience in the field.
  4. Be there for your children. If you and your spouse have a child or children, you must both remember that they are going through this divorce, just as you are. They may feel confused, upset, and a host of other emotions. The well-being of your children is paramount, which is why you and your spouse must maintain open, honest communication, and ensure you never pit your children against the other parent.

If you have any questions about how to best prepare for the divorce process, feel free to give us a call today. We are here to assist you, every step of the way.

Contact the Law Offices of Katherine K. Wagner

Do not face complex divorce and family law matters alone. With over 25 years of experience, the Law Offices of Katherine K. Wagner is dedicated to providing you with the knowledge and skill your case deserves. We will fight to protect your rights, your financial security, and your children. Contact the Law Offices of Katherine K. Wagner today for a consultation.

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