New Year’s Resolutions to Make if You’re Planning to Get Divorced
The calendar is about to turn over into a new year, which means many people are trying to come up with some resolutions they can make to better themselves and their lives in the year to come. If you are planning to get divorced, some of these resolutions may very well have to do with that process.
Below are a few resolutions you may consider making this year:
- Spend more time analyzing your feelings: Take the time to think more about why you feel a certain way — not just how you’re feeling. If you have a sense that your marriage is coming to an end, think about why that’s happening. What effect will your decision have on you, your children, your family and your friends? What steps can you take that will be in your best interest while also preserving and strengthening your other relationships?
- Get organized: If you believe you’re going to file for divorce, you can get ahead of the game by getting organized in terms of your finances and the documentation you will need. Collect as many financial statements and tax records as possible and review your credit situation. Make copies of all relevant documents and store them so that you can easily access them when working with an attorney.
- Contact attorneys: Begin reaching out to divorce lawyers and learning about the process. A lot of the anxiety people have about getting divorced comes because they do not understand how the process works. Being informed will calm your nerves.
- Set some goals: What is the ideal outcome for you after your divorce? What do you want your life to look like? Set some goals and articulate them to your attorney so you have something to work toward.
To learn more about the divorce process and to get started today, speak with a knowledgeable Long Island family law attorney at Bryan L. Salamone & Associates.