Do you remember that moment when you stood before your spouse and gazed into their eyes and said , I do? Fast forward, 5, 10, 15 years, and gazing into their eyes is the last thing you want to do and all you can think is , I don’t. You might have found out your spouse was unfaithful, they aren’t the person you thought they were, maybe, you just took different paths.
So, you have decided you want a divorce and don’t know where to start. Now what you may ask, what do I do now ? First, breathe, do not ever forget to stop and breathe, those few seconds could save you a lot of heartache down the road. Second get your house in order. You might ask, what does that mean, how do I do that?
Start by making sure you know your financial situation. Where do we bank? What are our account numbers? Do we have stocks, bonds, money market accounts, 401k’s? If you don’t know, find out! If you do, get copies of all your statements. Being financially aware of your circumstances, this will save you money down the road, when you begin financial negotiations with your spouse.
Stay tuned for more tips on what to do when, I do becomes, I don’t.
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