Issues To Consider As You Prepare For Your Divorce

Going through a divorce is likely to be one of the most anxiety-ridden experiences you will ever face. While the process itself is difficult enough, the prospect of your future after the divorce can be even more frightening. There are some things you can do now in anticipation of your divorce that can both protect your interests during the proceeding and put you in a more advantageous situation after it has been finalized.

From our offices in McKinney and Sherman, the attorneys at Nix Poet represent clients in all aspects of Texas divorce and family law. We work hard to ensure that our clients are as prepared as they can possibly be for the issues they will face during and after divorce. The following is a brief checklist of some of the things you can do as you are preparing for divorce:

  • Create an inventory of your separate property: You have a right to keep any assets you brought into the marriage that you purchased with your own money. Make a list of everything that is yours. If possible, find the purchase agreements that show you as the sole purchaser.
  • Gather all the information you can about your spouse's finances: Some spouses try to keep their actual income secret or will buy property without the other spouse's knowledge. By locating business documents, pay stubs, bank statements, employment agreements and other information, you can help to ensure that your marital property interests are protected.
  • Evaluate your job skills: After a divorce, you will be on your own and, at some point, will need to provide for yourself. It is important that your job skills are up to date so you can find a good-paying job. Now is the time to evaluate your job skills and determine if you need further training. This could also inform our strategy with regard to seeking alimony.
  • Make arrangements for a place to live: Whether you plan to stay with family for a period of time following your divorce or you will find a place of your own right away, it is important that you start looking for a place to stay now.

Discuss Your Divorce Questions With A Qualified North Texas Lawyer

Please contact one of our offices in McKinney or Sherman to discuss your divorce questions with one of our attorneys. We will provide a thorough review of your situation and explain what we can do to help you. You can contact our Sherman office by calling 903-771-0857, our McKinney office by calling 214-385-4957 or via email by completing the form below.