Important Advice from a Family Law Attorney for Anyone Thinking About Filing for Divorce

Important Advice from a Family Law Attorney for Anyone Thinking About Filing for Divorce

Are you considering filing for a divorce? If that’s the case, it’s important to think through everything carefully before doing so. Don’t throw out the threat in the heat of the moment during a fight. Instead, read this advice carefully to ensure that you’re putting yourself in the best position to get a fair settlement.

  1. Talk to an attorney before filing for divorce
  2. Before you drop the ball on your spouse that you want to file for a divorce it is important to speak with a divorce attorney like Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP. A divorce attorney will have tips and advice to give you and will help ensure you have all your ducks in a row before you make this big move.

  3. Consider the timing carefully
  4. You should also consider the timing of your divorce very carefully. Sometimes, it’s better to file sooner rather than later. This is true in circumstances where you’re expecting a big raise or bonus. However, if you’re approaching then the 10-year mark of your marriage, you might want to wait to ensure that you get access to more of your spouse’s social security income. An experienced divorce attorney like Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP will help you through this decision making process.

  5. No matter what, always be ready for a battle
  6. You might think your spouse will take the news okay or even be expecting it, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t prepare for a battle. When money, children, and other assets come into play, emotions can quickly flare up and the divorce proceedings may become contentious. Hopefully, things remain civil, but it’s essential that you’re prepared for a battle in case one arises.

  7. Prepare for the divorce before filing  
  8. It is important to prepare for your divorce before filing the paperwork. This means ensuring that your name is on all of the joint bank accounts, investments, deeds, utilities and other essential documents. Also, be sure to clarify that decisions made regarding joint accounts require both of your signatures to protect the assets in there.

Contact Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP for help with your divorce filing!

If you are considering filing for divorce, it’s important to speak with a divorce attorney before informing your spouse of this. Things can get intense and contentious quickly so it’s best to have certain things in order before starting the process. At Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP, we have over 26 years of experience when it comes to handling divorce cases and we would be happy to help with yours as well. From protecting your assets to fighting for child custody, we do it all. Give us a call today at 909-482-1422 to schedule a consultation.

To learn more about the family law services that we offer, visit us on the web at Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP!