If you’re heading toward a divorce, it may be wise to first define your own goals. Understanding where you’re trying to get can allow you to properly work through this process with those goals in mind so that every step you take is geared around helping you find the proper solutions.
Of course, you may have multiple goals, and this can be a complex process. But it will help you significantly to carefully consider what you would like to accomplish.
Spending time with the kids
For many parents, the only goal is to make sure that they get to see their kids. This probably means that you and your ex are going to have shared custody, so you’re going to need to learn how to co-parent. This can be much different than parenting as a married couple since you have to think about custody exchanges, individual schedules, parenting plans, discipline tactics, legal custody and many other important topics.
Getting the assets you deserve
For those who don’t have children, the main focus is probably just on dividing the assets that you own and making sure that you get what you really deserve. You need to consider what assets you may have brought to the marriage and what your spouse had already. You also have to think about what the two of you have acquired together and if any of the separate assets have been commingled to make them into shared assets that you now have a right to.
No matter what your goals are, you need to know how to fight for them at every turn. Make sure you know about all the legal options that you have.