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3 Steps That’ll Help Prepare You for a Divorce in Miami

3 Steps That’ll Help Prepare You for a Divorce in MiamiGetting a divorce in Miami is a fairly straightforward process, but it’s not always easy. There are various factors that go into a divorce, especially if it will be contested. It’s important to be aware of what’s coming and to be prepared so you can ensure the best possible outcome for yourself.

Follow these steps to prepare for divorce in Miami.

Step 1: Get Your Finances and Assets in Order

Perhaps the biggest reason a divorce gets contested in Miami is because of a dispute over finances or assets. It’s extremely important that you prepare a comprehensive list of all your family’s finances and assets, including bank accounts, retirement and investment accounts, savings plans and what you own, both separately and as a couple.

It is important that you work with your lawyer to prepare this comprehensive financial and asset list, and that you tell your lawyer if you believe your spouse has money or assets that he or she has kept from you. The earlier you get these the better, as doing so will protect you in the case that your spouse moves all your money to an account you don’t have access to or runs up a credit card bill.

Step 2: Establish Continuity for Your Children

The most important element of a divorce comes into play when children are a part of it. What should come first and foremost is ensuring to the best of your ability that your children are taken care of, provided for and have their lives kept as close to normal as possible.

If you aren’t already, make sure you become intricately familiar with, and part of, your children’s daily routine. This includes getting to know their teachers or daycare providers, and knowing when they must be where. You should become part of the daily routine for what your children do outside your home, if you aren’t already. The more you are involved with and knowledgeable about your children you are, the better you will look to a judge in a custody battle.

Step 3: Make Arrangements for the Future

This make seem like you’re jumping the gun before the divorce is finalized, but it’s important to start crafting your plan for your life after the divorce. This is especially true if you have children. This includes:

  • Where you are going to live
  • Whether your children will have to enter a new school district
  • How you will adjust your work schedule to pick up or drop off kids
  • How you will support your family on your income plus any child support or alimony

A judge in Miami will want to see that you’ve thought ahead and already begun to build your new life post-divorce.

Hire an Experienced Lawyer to Help

Step one in the divorce process is actually hiring an experienced Miami divorce lawyer who will help guide you through every step of the way. Call the experienced lawyers at the Estevez-Pazos Law Firm at (305) 717-7130.

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