Decisive action needed after you opt for divorce

By |2022-04-04T19:16:59+00:0016 Oct 2016|Categories: Divorce|

Decisive action needed after you opt for divorce

Once the decision has been made and you know for certain that you are getting divorced, then there are many matters that call for swift and decisive action. Even if you are feeling emotionally pummeled by the prospect of ending your relationship, you need to be very proactive in regard to protecting your assets. Simply put, you cannot afford to let your sadness or anxiety cause you to delay doing what is necessary.

One of the most important things you can do is extricate yourself financially from your soon-to-be ex-spouse. So long as you have joint accounts, your ex can move or spend those funds with impunity. It is not unheard of for a spouse to empty a joint bank account, so you want to open your own accounts as soon as possible. This will act to keep your spouse from having access to your future income.

You also need to separate your debts from your spouse’s. Specifically, you want to contact your credit-card issuers and find out about either closing any joint accounts or have your spouse removed from the accounts. You don’t need your spouse running amok with the plastic and leaving you with half of a huge debt.

These are just some preliminary moves you can make to protect your financial interests. The divorce process is typically multi-faceted and encompasses many areas of your life. You could likely use the aid of knowledgeable attorney when working through such complex issues as property division, child support, and child custody.

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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