How To Prepare For Divorce
The end of a marriage can be a turbulent time, but it also can signal the start of a new beginning. Whether the decision was yours, your spouse’s or mutual, preparing for divorce can help ease the transition. At Reinstein, Glackin & Herriott, LLC our lawyers care deeply about the well-being of individuals we represent in divorce. Below we offer a few pieces of advice on how to prepare for divorce:
- Determine your living situation. Some couples are able to maintain the same residence while in the process of divorce. For others, this does not work. Spend time weighing the pros and cons and think about the day-to-day logistics of living together while divorcing. If you are concerned about the impact of leaving the family home when it comes to property division or child custody decisions, our lawyers can offer guidance.
- Take inventory of individual and marital property. Maryland is an equitable division state, meaning that if you and your ex cannot come to an agreement about division of property, the courts will divide it fairly. That doesn’t necessarily mean 50-50.
- Consider your options. You can research and find your own divorce attorney, or if you and your spouse are on somewhat amicable terms you can consider mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methods.
- Take care of yourself emotionally. Divorce doesn’t have to be horrible, but it does stir up a lot of feelings. Allow yourself and your children to fully process the changes so you will be in the best position to move forward.