I was recently invited to collaborate on an expert panel and share some insights on how to prepare for divorce and keep it peaceful. Here are my best tips:
Take Your Time
This applies to many of the aspects of getting divorced from making the decision to all the logistical aspects of separating from your spouse and to the legal process.
Most of the time there isn’t an urgent pressing need so beware of arbitrary deadlines that create unnecessary pressure to make decisions.
Do Your Research
Don’t make any assumptions and certainly don’t base your decisions on what happened to a friend or family member. That’s how you end up with agreements that aren’t in your best interests or worse yet, simply can’t be executed.
It’s never too soon to start researching and researching doesn’t mean that’s what’s going to happen. It just means you’re gathering more information.
Understand the Legal Process
The legal process varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction but these days there are a number of options for working through that process.
Understanding the basic process and how it will apply to your situation, understanding your specific complications will help you to choose the path that is going to work best for you.
You can read the full article here: How to Prepare for Divorce