Make no mistake about it; divorce under any circumstance is tough. Even if you and your soon-to-be ex have agreed to dissolve your marriage amicably, the emotional and financial toll that comes with divorce makes it one of the most difficult life experiences you can go through.
Here are three important steps you may need to take during the divorce to put yourself in a favorable position:
Know what you own and owe
It is crucial that you keep tabs on your financial records during the divorce process. Try as much as you can to obtain a detailed knowledge of your marital property (assets, debts and income) prior to initiating your divorce proceedings.
This is important for two reasons; firstly, it is a legal requirement. And secondly, it will help you separate marital property from personal property for purposes of dividing marital property according to California property division laws.
Keep your journal
If you share kids and, thus, custody is at stake, it is important that you keep a journal that demonstrates your level of involvement in your kids’ lives. And if your spouse is indifferent or non-involved in the kids’ welfare, be sure to document this too. Keeping a journal is especially important if your spouse has narcissistic tendencies.
Mind your social media activity
There is a pretty good chance you have a social media profile. If you do, it may be in your best interest to mind what you post online before, during and after your divorce. It’d be great if you avoided social media altogether during your divorce process. Remember that what you post online can be used against you during the divorce.
Divorce is, without a doubt, one of the most challenging life experiences you can go through. Find out how you can protect your rights and interests during the divorce process.