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What should I do before filing for divorce?

On Behalf of | Dec 6, 2021 | Uncategorized

If you feel your marriage is over and you want to file for divorce, make sure you prepare prior to filing the paperwork. Taking some time to get ready for what comes after you file will help put you in a better position during the process.

Glamour explains that you will need to focus on your finances and your public image when preparing for a divorce.


You should make sure you understand your marital finances. Ensure that you know what money and assets you have and the management of it. Know where your money comes from and where it goes. Be aware of spending sprees, but avoid becoming too restrictive with your spending.

You want to continue as normal with your finances because if you wish to get spousal support, the court will consider your spending habits and finances when doing so. If you have a drastic change, it can impact that order.

Finally, make sure you have your own credit lines. If you only have joint accounts, then consider opening a line only in your name.

Public image

Whether you are a public figure or not, you will still want to cultivate the right image throughout the whole divorce. Make sure you know what you will and will not make public. Try to come to an agreement with your spouse about how you will share news and who you will share it with.

Set some guidelines, if necessary, about what you will put on social media or tell friends and family. Understand how what you put out in the public may impact your children as well.

Divorce is never easy, but you can make things go more smoothly by preparing before you file.