Divorcing in Pennsylvania may seem overwhelming, especially if the decision to split was not necessarily yours. If you find yourself in a situation that makes divorce inevitable, it helps to think some things through before filing.
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Campana, Hoffa & Morrone, P.C. are here to help walk you through the divorce process. While the resolution may seem far off, having a plan before kick-starting the process may help prepare you for the road ahead.
Prepare financial information
Money matters in divorce can become sticking points for any couple, even those who seemingly tend to agree. Gathering all account information for things like assets, retirement plans, money markets and trusts can help when it comes to sitting down and hashing out the details of dividing it. If you own property, getting the addresses and current appraisal also helps.
Have an idea about child custody and visitation
You may not necessarily want to think about dividing time with your children, but couples who divorce must do it. If you have an unrealistic notion of keeping your children all to yourself, you need to come to terms with a shared schedule. The other parent usually has the right to half legal custody and visitation.
Step away from shared ventures
If you and your spouse own a business, you may need to speak to your attorney about how to go about stepping away. Do not just up and leave the venture as this may reflect poorly on you. Instead, try to minimize your contact with your spouse unless you can maintain a rational approach.
Having some necessary information before beginning the divorce process can help. For more information on the process, visit our website here.