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You’ve tried talking to your spouse, going to counseling and spending time apart. However, it’s become apparent that nothing will save your marriage. And for that reason, you’ve decided to file for divorce.

Since divorce is sure to change every aspect of your life, it’s critical that you prepare in advance for everything that could come your way. Here are three questions to answer if you decide to divorce:

  • Where will you live? You may not have a clear idea just yet, but you should have a plan in place. For example, you may want to fight to remain in your family home. Or maybe you have every intention of moving out of the area. 
  • How will you provide your children with stability? If you have children with your soon to be ex-spouse, you should create a parenting agreement and visitation schedule that puts your children first.
  • How will you manage your finances in the future? This starts with creating a post-divorce budget, as doing so gives you a clear idea of how much money you earn and your monthly expenses. You can then adjust it accordingly, ensuring that you have enough money coming in to cover what’s going out.

When you answer these questions, among others, you’ll feel better about your ability to properly prepare for and move through the divorce process.

It’s a difficult time in your life, but there are steps you can take to prepare for a better future. As long as you’re knowledgeable on the process and how to protect your legal rights, you’re positioned to handle all aspects of the divorce process.