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Preparing for Divorce in the New Year

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Making a Change to Start the Year

It's no secret that the new year is a popular time to file for divorce. Many couples decide that they need a fresh start and want to end their marriage in the new year. If you are considering beginning the divorce process at this time, it is important to prepare yourself. Continue reading to learn some of the things you need to do in order to make the process as smooth as possible.

Prepare Divorce-Related Documents

If you're preparing to file for divorce in Texas, there are certain documents you'll need. These include your birth certificate, Social Security card, photo ID, pay stubs and tax returns (for the past two years), and bank statements. You'll also need to begin documenting your assets (both community and separate) for your asset disclosures. It is wise to start collecting these items as soon as possible so you have everything necessary for the process when it comes time to file.

Consult With an Attorney

It's also a good idea to consult with an attorney before filing for divorce. An attorney can help you understand the process and what to expect. They can also help you determine how best to protect your interests. If you have children, an attorney can help you create a parenting plan that is in the children's best interests.

If you're preparing for divorce in the new year, these are two important steps to take. By preparing the necessary documents and consulting with an attorney, you'll be putting yourself in the best possible position for a successful divorce.

Get Help from Texas Advocates

If you have questions about divorce or are ready to take that first step, work with the team at Diggs & Sadler. Our team of advocates are prepared to help you navigate all facets of divorce in Texas.

Learn more about how we can help or schedule a consultation by calling (713) 766-5355 or by visiting our website.

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