Before people decide to move forward with their Los Angeles divorce, there are several things that can do to prepare. Some of these preparative steps are highlighted below:
1. Hire a Divorce Attorney
First, you should hire a Los Angeles divorce lawyer. Remember, the attorney that you select should be committed to protecting your best interests, have prior divorce case experience and be willing to listen to your needs.
2. Prepare Documents
The next thing you should do to prepare for your divorce is to gather copies of all financial paperwork, including: bank statements, credit card statements, tax returns, investment paperwork and paychecks.
3. Start Planning the Details
Finally, you should start thinking about the important decisions and the outcome your desire. For example, do you want sole custody of your children or joint custody? Do you want child support or spousal support? What marital assets would you like to keep and which are you willing to live without.
For additional advice on how you can better prepare for your divorce, contact Claery & Hammond, LLP today!