If your marriage is on the rocks and doesn’t seem like there is a chance for it to improve, it may be time to consider your options. If you believe divorce is on your horizon, there are a number of ways you should prepare in order to ensure that the divorce moves as quickly as possible. Like anything else, the more prepared you are going in, the more efficient the process is.

One of the ways that you can begin preparing for a divorce in New York State is by collecting as many financial documents as possible. These may include beginning to create a statement of net worth, collecting tax information, income statements, and making a list of any expenses that arise throughout the month. There are a number of different ways that a person can do this. You can take a look at your credit card statements to determine how much you spend each week on food, transportation, personal care, extracurricular activities, etc.

You should also think about cutting some of your spending because legal expenses may get costly if the divorce goes on for a long time. In addition, if you work, you may want to have your paychecks deposited into a separate account.

Above all, the number one thing you need to do when you begin thinking about divorce is to set up a consultation with an experienced divorce attorney who can help you get started.

If you are in need of experienced and dedicated legal counsel, please contact The Penichet Firm today and we will be happy to assist you in all of your family or criminal law matters.