Getting divorced is always stressful – no matter what time of year it happens. However, many people who know they want to end their marriage choose to wait until after the holiday season to file the case. If you are in this situation, know that you can still accomplish some important tasks during the holidays while the official divorce petition is on hold.
First, you should never hesitate to consult with a Boca Raton divorce attorney. Meeting with a lawyer does not mean you are immediately ready to file paperwork with the court. Instead, a lawyer can inform you of the process and what to expect. They can also advise what to do to prepare for your divorce case, so you are ready to proceed once the holiday season has successfully passed.
You want to gather important information and documents regarding your property and finances. Assess your bank account and credit card balances so you can identify any suspicious changes during the holidays. Take inventory of your real and personal property, investment accounts, and other assets.
You should consider whether one spouse will leave the marital home during the divorce. If so, you need to make sure you each have the resources to cover two sets of household expenses. Start budgeting to save money now, and ensure you have access to your own credit card and/or bank accounts.
Finally, you might want to tell trusted friends or family members about the impending divorce plan. They can be prepared to support you when the time comes to begin the process.
Speak with a Boca Divorce Attorney Today
At the law office of Juliana Gaita, P.A., we assist people in all stages of the divorce process, including those who are not yet ready to file a petition. Contact us for your consultation today.