Divorce: Prepare Accordingly
While no two divorces ever follow the same path, one universal rule of divorce is that you are always better off doing the necessary prep work. This prep work can ensure that you and your children’s rights and financial future are well protected. Fortunately, some basic preparation strategies can help you do just that.
Commit to the Process
If you are not sure that divorce is the answer, take the time to explore your options and make the right decisions for you. It is important to remember that divorce will not only disrupt your children’s lives but also take a significant financial and emotional toll. If you have made the difficult decision that divorce is right for you, then it is time to commit to the process and take the necessary steps forward.
Find the Right Divorce Attorney for You
Divorce is a complicated legal matter. The outcome of yours will reverberate into you and your children’s future in significant ways that you may not have even considered. Finding a divorce attorney whom you are comfortable working with and who inspires your confidence is critical. The divorce decisions that you make now are too important to leave to chance. Working closely with an experienced divorce attorney will help ensure that your rights are well protected throughout the legal process.
Outline Your Priorities
You have your unique divorce priorities. It is essential not only to recognize what they are but also to vocalize these priorities. You cannot strategize an effective plan for your goals if you are not able to outline your goals. Consider all of the following significant components of divorce:
Your Child Custody Arrangements – If you have children, your child custody arrangements are your top priority and should receive your closest attention.
The Division of Your Marital Property – In Texas, that property that you and your spouse acquired as a married couple is divided in a manner considered just and right – or fair – upon divorce. Getting this division done correctly is critical to your future financials.
Child Support – Child support is based on state calculation guidelines and is usually paid by the parent with the visitation schedule to the primary custodial parent.
Alimony – Alimony (or spousal support) comes into play when one spouse has a post-divorce financial need while the other has the financial ability to help.
Each of these components (as applicable) will play an essential role in your post-divorce future.
Consult with an Experienced Killeen Divorce Attorney Today
Suppose you have made the difficult decision that divorce is right for you. In that case, you need an experienced divorce attorney on your side. Brett Pritchard at The Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard in Killeen, Texas, fits the bill nicely. Mr. Pritchard is committed to helping you explore your best legal options and to helping you obtain divorce terms that work for you and your children. Your rights matter, so please do not hesitate to contact us at 254-501-4040 for more information today.