2020 has been so difficult for so many for a NUMBER of reasons. The divorce rate may have increased this year and our divorce attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few tips for getting through your divorce in 2021 in this week’s blog. If you have any questions about this new transition in your life, please do not hesitate to call our Missouri divorce attorneys today. Deputy and Mizell can be reached at 573-346-9990. Call today to set up your consultation, your first one is free.
How To Get Through Your Divorce in 2021
BE PRESENT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR KIDS.
If you have kids, one of your biggest concerns will likely be ensuring you get to remain in their lives as much as possible. When determining child custody, the court’s primary (and only) goal is to design a custody agreement that will protect the children’s best interests. If you have a track record of poor or absent parenting, you will likely have a very hard time getting custody. Depending on your history, even being granted visitation rights may become a challenging. Make it a point to spend as much quality time with your children as possible. Be sure to attend their sporting events, dance recitals, etc. Your children will love you for it, and you’ll get a better shot at being awarded custody if/when the time comes.
BE STRATEGIC WHEN IT COMES YOUR FINANCES.
If you and your spouse share responsibility for your finances (or especially if your spouse controls your finances), you will want to set aside some funds to use during the divorce that your spouse cannot prevent you from accessing. Whether you need it to hire professional services or simply to cover your grocery bills for a few weeks, this emergency fund will likely prove invaluable.
HAVE ALL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS READY TO GO WHEN IT COMES TIME TO USE THEM.
During a divorce, you will need to have easy access to important financial documents. Bank statements, credit card statements, checking and savings account information, pay stubs, and tax returns are examples of the types of documents you will need to gather. Since it is impossible to predict how the dynamics will play out as your divorce gets underway, we recommend storing this box of documents somewhere other than your home. A trusted friend or family member’s house may be a better alternative.
Are You In Need Of An Experienced Divorce Attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks?
Divorce can be tough and emotional, no matter what may be going on in the world. Our divorce attorneys in Camdenton are here for you! We’re sure you have a ton of questions about this process and we encourage you to ask them. If you’re in need of an experienced divorce attorney, please give us a call today. We can be reached at our Camdenton office listed below. You can also stay up to date on what’s going on here at Deputy and Mizell by following us on our social media channels listed below.
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