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Starting the New Year with a Divorce?

With the year nearing its end, many people often take this time to reexamine their lives and determine if they are experiencing it to the fullest. While divorce is less common during the holidays and families often try their best to get through this time of year, January tends to be referred to as the “divorce month” since there is usually a heavy influx of petitions for divorce.

If you are looking for clarity regarding your situation, we have some tips that can help you better assess what your path forward should be.

Should You Stay or Should You Go?

Getting divorced is a big decision, so take some time to consider your options and your best path forward.

Here are some things for you to think about:

  • Understand your feelings: Oftentimes, when people think of divorce, they often think of how it will impact other members of their family, especially if they have young children. However, it will not do anyone in your life, even your children, any good if you remain in a marriage that is making you unhappy, so consider your own feelings as you think about this decision.
  • Do some research to understand the process: Divorce can sometimes feel like an abstract concept when you first start to think about it, particularly if you know very little about it, apart from what you might have been exposed to through media. Therefore, it is important to learn more about the process to understand what may be in your future if you choose to dissolve your marriage.
  • Gather and organize crucial documents: Even if you ultimately choose to stay married, it is never a bad idea to get organized and get a big picture view of your finances. Collect bank statements, tax records, and credit card statements. You might also want to do a credit check.
  • Start forming a plan: If you choose to get divorced, start forming a plan now. You do not need to have all the answers now, but creating the bare bones of a plan that can easily be revised and tweaked will be helpful.

Learn More About the Divorce Process by Scheduling a Consultation Today!

If you are planning to end your marriage at the start of the New Year, the experienced legal team at Cynthia Tracy, Attorney at Law, P.C. can help you. With more than 30 years of experience and a history of successful results, you can feel confident when you choose to work with us.

Call our law office today at (281) 612-5443 to schedule a consultation!