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Steps to take when considering divorce

Coming back from summer vacation or holidays is a popular time for people to contact attorneys about divorce. Some Charlotte residents might be considering divorce for some time before making a final decision, and they might make a last effort at the marriage during these times. However, even if a decision is not definite, people can take steps to prepare for divorce.

Couples will need to share all their financial information during a divorce, so a person can start by organizing this information. This may include pulling a credit report as well as organizing documents such as bank statements, credit card bills and tax returns. People can also start to read about divorce and state law using reliable sources such as the website for the state bar association. They can make a list of questions that arise that they may want to ask attorneys during consultations. Information about the separation or divorce should not be shared on social media. People may want to consider a social media break since information shared online during a divorce could later be used against the poster.

Another important consideration is self-care. Support may come from family and friends as well as a therapist, and a person might also find exercise helpful. Planning for a life and goals after divorce is also important.

Going into the divorce financially prepared can help a person plan for what to ask for during property division. It might be possible to negotiate this division with the other spouse, and a person can discuss strategies with the attorney ahead of time. Many people suffer financially after a divorce, so it is important for people to protect themselves at this time.

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