Preparing yourself for divorce in Palm Harbor is no small matter. At the law firm of Julie Beth Jouben, P.A., we recommend you look at the dissolution of marriage as a process, not something that occurs in an instant. Just as it took you years or even decades to come to a marriage with your spouse, it will take you time to get out of it.
There are some ways you can help speed along the process, however. Here are a few things to think about when preparing for a divorce that can help streamline the process.
Don’t Expect It to Happen Fast
Many couples in Palm Harbor take years to build their relationship and work together to build up their estate and acquire assets. When it comes to divorce, though, they expect it to happen overnight. The process will take time even if you just want the emotional pain to subside and to cut your ties forever. Approaching dissolution of marriage carefully can save you from many future regrets.
Think About the Assets That Are Most Important To You
No doubt you would prefer to have the best of everything, and come out with the majority of assets you once shared in your marriage. Instead, think about what assets will matter to you in the long run. Will you be willing to maintain that boat all by yourself? Is that piece of valuable art more important to you or your spouse? Do you want to take care of a big house on your own? Take time to think about the things you want and whether you will still want them five or ten years from now.
If You Have Children, Think About What Is Best For Them
Children greatly influence divorce proceedings in Palm Harbor. You probably have reasons for separating from your spouse, but you have to think about the situation from your child’s perspective. Is your spouse in a good parent to your child? Will your children want to spend as much time with your ex as they do with you? Just as it is unbearable for you think of separating from your child, in most cases it is frightening for the child to face separation from one of their parents.
Call Julie Beth Jouben, P.A. to Start Your Divorce Process
Once you have shut down the idea that divorce will happen instantaneously, considered your assets, and thought about what is best for your children in Palm Harbor, you are ready to start the process. The law firm of Julie Beth Jouben, P.A. has helped walk many couples through this difficult process. Call us today at our office with your questions, concerns, or to schedule your consultation.