Getting divorced is a lot like being forced to eat an elephant you never ordered. Or, maybe you ordered the elephant, not realizing the scale of the task at hand.
In either case, our most successful divorce clients are organized & systematically approach divorce in a team effort. Working either pro se, or with legal & financial counsel, I know that you can find peace & achieve an equitable settlement agreement.
I know that you can be that way too.
If you haven’t watched our videos on setting goals & priorities – please stop and watch it here. (link).
Once you have done that, you should be ready to move on to your to-do lists & start creating a household inventory.
By now you should be asking why we want you to do this. The purpose is to help you create a defensible financial affidavit which will assist you & your attorney in seeking (or defending) a reasonable position on
- Child Support & Custody
- Alimony / Spousal Support
- Property Division
A household inventory is useful for so many reasons!
- Keeps you organized
- Identifies martial v. separate property
- Identifies overlooked or undervalued assets
- Helps you know what you need to purchase for your new home or what you may need to replace if you continue to stay in the marital home.
Are you ready to make a household inventory yet? Download it now! (link).
What’s next? We find creating and maintaining a to do list to be extremely helpful for our clients.
If you’re like me you’ll find that to do lists can get out of hand really easy.
I recommend that you use our resources to make a weekly to do list. Then every day, identify 10 things that you want to work on. Of those 10 things, identify 3 that are the most important. If you can achieve at least one of these things – you will find that you will be maximizing your time & efforts. Your divorce process will be smoother & you can sleep easier at night.