Often couples considering divorce approach the process by making several
of their decisions based on emotion. As experienced Ocala divorce attorneys,
we have seen our fair share of acrimonious divorces. Whether your divorce
is collaborative, contested or mutual, we hope this guide provides you
with the insight you need to start your divorce out on the right foot.
Get a Clear Picture of Your Finances
If you and your spouse have joint accounts, loans, and credit cards, you
should get a clear picture of your finances before filing for divorce.
During the divorce proceedings, you will be required to make an equitable
distribution of all marital assets. If you and your spouse plan on getting
a divorce, discussing the state of your joint finances beforehand is a
critical step on your path toward making a clean break. Make a list of
what you own and what you owe. Take inventory of all valuable assets like
properties, cars, boats, pension plans, and other valuable items. Consider
requesting a copy of your credit report, this way you will be able to
view any accounts that appear under your name.
Should You Stay or Move Out
As the most commonly asked question we get, the advice our legal team provides
inquiring clients is to stay in the family home unless there is a history
of domestic abuse. If you want to keep the home, moving out could mean
you lose the ability to negotiate keeping it, so consider weighing your
options out carefully. Consider discussing strategies with your Ocala
divorce lawyer regarding your options.
Hire a Qualified Divorce Attorney
In the age of Google, Yelp, and Facebook, choosing the right Ocala divorce
attorney can seem overwhelming. The team of Anne E. Raduns, PA has a passionate
commitment to helping families navigate the process of divorce. Our legal
team takes a collaborative approach in representing you; we aim to keep
you well informed of any legal strategies we intend to deploy. Unlike
some divorce attorneys only interested in taking your money, our team
understands the importance of settling divorce matters without litigation.
To discuss your divorce options further, call (888) 740-5140 to schedule
your initial consultation.