Eight Helpful Divorce Tips – If you are going through a divorce you may be confused, overwhelmed and even terrified of what lies ahead. Having information is the key to staying in control and keeping calm.
- Leave your emotions at the door: Don’t let those hard feelings color your perspective. You may want revenge, but in the end it’s far better to keep calm and look at things rationally. You could have your attorney send a letter to your spouse about the couch, but that simple letter could cost more than the couch is worth.
- Almost anything can be distributed. This includes credit card and other types of debt. However things you may not readily think of, like frequent flyer miles or royalties from that book you authored, can also be divided.
- Gather as much evidence as you can before you file for divorce: Once you tip your hand, critical documents may suddenly disappear. Make copies of deeds, wills, and bank account statements, and more. Take photographs or videos of the contents of the house.
- Forget about hiding assets. You may think you’re being clever by tucking away that extra cash or putting your antique doll collection in storage, but those items have a way of coming out eventually. And if they do, your credibility will be severely Disclose all assets at the outset to establish your candor. It’s for your own protection.
- Brush off your resume. Even if you receive support, you may need more income to make ends meet.
- Know your finances. Too many people have no idea about the family finances. Get your financial ducks in order and become aware of what your assets and liabilities are.
- Familiarize yourself with the last five income tax returns you and your spouse filed.
- The most expensive lawyer isn’t always the best one, nor is the cheapest one the most cost effective. Don’t base your decision on how much a lawyer charges. What is more important is that you choose a firm with experience in family law, with years of experience successfully handling cases like yours. Paras, Apy & Reiss is your experienced divorce lawyer in New Jersey. Call us today at 732-219-9000.