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Contemplating divorce? Take these steps first

On Behalf of | Jun 14, 2021 | Family Law |

Spouses never tie the knot with the intention of one day ending the marriage. However, when couples are at odds with each other and the marriage becomes irreconcilable, divorce may be the best course of action. For those in Kentucky who are contemplating divorce, it may be helpful to do these things first.

Tell someone

Making the decision to divorce is emotional and stressful. It is often very comforting to talk to someone about the experience instead of bottling up the emotions. Talking to parents, close friends and colleagues can help an individual feel secure and safe while heading into this challenging event.

Take notes

During a divorce, there will be many things happening all at once and it may be necessary to recall certain things at a later date. Undoubtedly, the stress of a divorce can sometimes impact a person’s ability to remember details. It is a good idea to take notes and jot down any important things that come to mind. Documenting experiences and thoughts usually comes in handy at some point down the road.

Take inventory of finances

The financial part of divorce is often the most stressful. Getting an idea of finances before the divorce is important. Make a list of all joint and personal debts and assets. It can be helpful to actually sit down with an ex-spouse and review upcoming payments and future household costs.

Divorce can be one of life’s most overwhelming experiences. However, starting the process the right way can reduce some of the stress of this event. Thankfully, those in Kentucky who are contemplating divorce do not have to go through this experience alone. By consulting a knowledgeable and seasoned family law attorney, individuals can obtain much-needed legal advice to guide them through this challenging time.