As you strategics your divorce, your Orange County family lawyer will make suggestions that will help facilitate your transition to independent living. One of the most challenging aspects of a divorce is how to make this separation in as easy and painless a manner as possible.
Tips on Making the Break
You might think in terms of the major areas of your life when planning how to separate: career, personal life, and records. Your Orange County family lawyer may suggest further ideas, but the following are some tips to help you on your way:
- Career: If you have been unemployed for a period of time during the marriage, now is the time to plan a career. To that end you should evaluate your job skills and update your resume; after that, it is time to begin applying.
If you are working, you may need to take time off for the divorce. Explain the situation to your boss and arrange a way to make up lost work time.
- Records: Make your own list of all assets and debts you and your spouse have. Also, make a list of all the furniture in the house, and decide which items you wish to keep. You also need account numbers and information about all bank accounts, credit cards, and insurance policies.
- Personal: This is a good time to set up a post office box so that you have greater control over your mail. Also, you should open a checking account.
For Further Information
If you need further information on divorce planning or another family law matter, Orange County family lawyer Bethanie Fanti will be happy to speak with you. Don’t hesitate to call at 714-505-3108.