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5 Things You Should Do Before Filing For Divorce

Deciding to file for divorce is a big deal. The thought has probably been floating around in your head for a while, and you have most likely spent a great deal of time really weighing your options. Before filing for divorce, follow these 5 tips from Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. to have a winning case.

FILING FOR DIVORCE? HIRE AN ATTORNEY

Just contacting an attorney isn’t enough. You need to hire an experienced lawyer before filing for divorce. Your family, assets, and financial future can be at serious risk if you try to represent yourself. Don’t go at it alone- trust the team at Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. to fight for you.

GATHER FINANCIAL INFO

Finances, assets, and liabilities play a major role in divorce. It is important to provide your attorney with an index of financial accounts and statements, as these records can help determine spousal and child support. Use our free Financial Checklist to get organized and stay ahead in your divorce.

TAKE CONTROL OF ACCOUNTS

Get rid of joint checking, savings, and credit card accounts. Change your PIN and bank login info for your personal accounts. Divorces can turn ugly at the drop of a dime, and you don’t want to risk a bitter soon-to-be ex taking your money.

OVERHAUL SOCIAL MEDIA

A pending divorce is the perfect excuse to overhaul your social media routine. Put your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages on lockdown. If your divorce seems like it will be messy, delete your spouse’s friends and family members. Get in the habit of not posting rants, or flaunting new purchase or vacations. This can all be used against you during your divorce.

STAY POSITIVE

Listen, we know that filing for divorce can be difficult. It can take a toll on your mental and emotional health, which only leads to more stress and greater hardships. See a therapist, confide in a close friend, or keep a journal. Focus on keeping your head clear, and let your attorney handle everything else.

If you’re ready to file a case, contact the law offices of Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. to discuss your case with an experienced divorce attorney. Specializing in complex matrimonial and family law matters, Brian and his team approach each case with keen proficiency, providing each client with aggressive and intelligent representation. Call the firm at 718-875-7584 today!