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While some people are shocked when their spouse suddenly files for divorce, many people have an idea that their marriage might soon come to an end. If you believe that divorce is in your future, it is important to take certain steps to protect your rights and interests. A little preparation can go a long way to save you stress, time, and money during the divorce process.
When you are considering a divorce, do not hesitate to call The Law Office of J. Kevin Clark. We can help you plan ahead, so you are in the best possible position once your divorce case begins.
It is always important to understand the laws and procedures that govern the divorce process so that you know what to expect. First, in order to file for divorce in Texas, at least one spouse must have been a resident within the state for at least six continuous months. In addition, one spouse must live in the county where you file for the past 90 days or more.
Texas law also requires you to file for either no-fault divorce or fault-based divorce. It is important to consider which is right for you, as the two types of cases can be quite different. Discuss this matter with your attorney.
Gather Important Documents
You should take the time before you file to gather important information and documents. This can ensure you have access to all information needed, and that your spouse will not be able to conceal documents from you once the divorce begins. It also allows your attorney to better prepare your petition and paperwork if they have all relevant information upfront. Such documents can include:
- Account numbers and statements for financial accounts
- Account numbers and statements for credit cards and other debts
- Titles and deeds
- Insurance policies
- Social security numbers for you and your children
- An inventory of the personal belongings in your home
Make a Financial Plan
Divorce will change your financial situation - it is simply a fact. Spouses often work together to support the household and cover bills, and you will be responsible for this on your own post-divorce. It is wise to make a plan regarding your finances so you can preserve as much as possible during the divorce. Plans might include:
- Reducing spending
- Staying in the home to limit housing costs
- Checking bank accounts for signs of excessive spending by your spouse
- Earning as much income and saving as much as possible
- Avoid racking up debts
Contact an Experienced Fort Worth Divorce Planning Lawyer Today
The Law Office of J. Kevin Clark can meet with you and discuss the possibility of an upcoming divorce and what that means for you and your children. It can help to have a trusted lawyer on your side as early in the process as possible. Call (817) 241-3328 or contact us online to set up an appointment today.
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