Most people do not get married with the plan to get divorced. However, there may come a time in your marriage when you can foresee that divorce will be in your future. Some people decide to try to “make it through the holidays” before they file for divorce or discuss the matter with their spouse. If you believe that divorce might be a possibility in 2020, there are some things you should consider.
Gather Important Information
It is always a good idea to gather information and documents before you bring up the topic of divorce. You should carefully consider what personal and financial information you will need to start the process, and you should not hesitate to discuss the matter with an experienced divorce lawyer in Carlsbad. Some information to gather might include:
- Social Security numbers of your family members
- Birth certificates of your children
- Pay statements from employers
- Tax returns
- Titles and deeds to property and vehicles
- Bank statements
- Investment statements
- Records of all your debts
- Retirement account statements
- Inventory of your personal property and possessions
- All online usernames and passwords
You can present this information to your attorney, who can then get an accurate picture of your situation.
Plan Ahead Financially
Divorce can be costly, as can be paying for a second residence if you get separated, or going from a two-income household to a one-income household following divorce. If you believe that you might get divorced in 2020, it is important to reduce spending and save as much as possible right away.
Speak with a Divorce Lawyer in Carlsbad Today
The McKinnon Law Firm handles all types of divorce cases, and we can meet with you and discuss your options and the overall divorce process. If you would like to schedule a meeting with a Carlsbad divorce attorney, call 760.707.3373 or contact us online.