How do I prepare myself for a divorce?

By |2022-04-04T18:52:05+00:0026 Sep 2018|Categories: Family Law|


A divorce is nothing to take lightly. If you overlook what you can lose in a divorce, you could wind up losing quite a lot. You could also wind up losing out in a child custody battle and in the fight for marital property. Either way, you need to be prepared for what’s to come during the divorce proceedings. So, how can you prepare yourself for a divorce?

As a parent going through a divorce, you need to tune into your children’s needs, not tune out. Many parents will tune out their children during a divorce only to focus on their own needs and what they can do to win as much money as possible. A divorce can be gut-wrenching for a child. Listen to their fears, needs, worries and other issues so you can help them move forward.

You must strategize financially. Your financial situation will undoubtedly change when the divorce is finalized. You need to be prepared for this change, which could be overwhelming for some. Once you realize that financial changes need to be made to survive after the divorce, you will see success.

Don’t be afraid to ask for support. Ask family and friends to help with your kids while you are going through the divorce. Schedule appointments with a therapist for you and your kids, both individually and as a family. Make sure you socialize with friends and family on a regular basis too.

Preparing yourself for a divorce is important to your health. If you follow the tips above, you should not face many surprises during the proceedings. As always, be open and honest with your children and do everything you can to protect your finances.

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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