Just because you have come to the conclusion to get divorced does not mean
you have to move forward with it right away. Choosing the right time to
file a divorce is something that should be planned thoughtfully and carefully.
Of course, ending a marriage will always be emotionally difficult, but
there are other factors involved, which you and your spouse should both
be concerned with.
For example, if you file too soon, you might be faced with a plethora of
deadlines to produce documents or agreements that you might not be ready
or prepared to provide. On the other hand, if you file for a divorce too
late, you might be faced with the task of trying to locate missing assets
or trying to discover transactions that are difficult to untangle.
How Will You File?
First, plan how you and your spouse will file for the divorce. Will this
be done jointly, or separately? If you are planning on serving your spouse
with divorce papers, you should consider doing this in a way that is mindful
of his or her feelings. Sparing your spouse’s feelings and ensuring
they do not get served in an embarrassing situation is not only the right
thing to do, but will help avoid any particularly negative feelings when
you have to hash out a divorce settlement.
Emotionally Prepare Yourself
Divorce is a major decision and you need to be emotionally prepared for
this legal process. Schedule a consultation with a divorce professional
to get a clear idea of what you are about to do. A divorce will have a
fundamental impact on the rest of your life, so you want to feel completely
ready for what is to come.
Contact a Houston Divorce Attorney
Once you have decided to move forward with a divorce, you will need to
take the next step and retain the services of a skilled divorce attorney.
At the Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny, our Houston legal team is committed
to representing the rights and best interests of those we serve and would
be honored to do the same for you.
Contact our office today at (713) 936-2300 to schedule a consultation.