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Steps to moving forward with divorce in the new year

On Behalf of | Dec 31, 2023 | Divorce

The holiday season is an important time of year for many families, and it can also be a stressful time for many. For these reasons and others, the start of a new year is a time when many couples or spouses decide to move forward with a divorce. If a Florida spouse is considering taking this step after the first of the year, it is beneficial to know what to expect and what is required to divorce. 

The process of divorce 

Each situation is different, which means that every divorce is slightly different. The terms of a final order should be unique based on the needs and objectives of the two spouses or according to the decisions of the court. While each situation is unique, there are basic steps that each person can take after deciding to divorce: 

  • Make financial preparations by closing joint accounts, gathering important documents and saving money. 
  • Prepare and file the appropriate paperwork with the right court. 
  • Determine whether the divorce will be contested or if it is possible to file for an uncontested divorce. 
  • Be patient, and do not make decisions based on temporary emotions that could change. 

One of the most important steps a spouse can take when considering divorce is securing adequate legal representation as soon as possible. 

Protecting one’s interests during divorce 

There is a lot at stake during a divorce. With so much on the line, it is beneficial to seek the guidance of an experienced attorney who can help a Florida spouse make the best possible decisions for his or her situation. An assessment of one’s case can provide insight regarding how to best move forward.