There are certain actions that you can take if you are involved in a divorce that can help to protect your rights:
- If you suspect a pending divorce, gather important paperwork and safeguard it. This paperwork may include financial records, tax returns, pay slips, day care records and receipts, credit card bills, bank statements, investment records and insurance information.
- Get a court order to protect assets in a pending divorce and prevent your spouse from disposing of those assets. Carefully watch bank, brokerage and investment accounts.
- Make a list of all assets and keep track of marital assets and separate assets that were brought into the marriage or acquired outside of the marriage.
- Consider proper valuation of those assets, including what those assets may be worth in the future, such as stocks and other investments.
- Ensure that all debts are divided, since creditors are not bound to the court agreement, and you may still be responsible for your ex's debts.
- Consider the impact that a divorce will have on taxes, including the amount and liability of those taxes.
- Hire an experienced attorney who will help you consider these and other important issues in your divorce, while approaching divorce matters from an objective and nonemotional state. Do not rush into decisions with emotion and think carefully about what the results of those decisions will be, not only on you and not only in the short term. The long-term impact on your finances and your children could be significant.
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If you are considering divorce in Fulton County or in Cherokee County, we can help you navigate their court systems so that your divorce is handled as efficiently as possible and you can avoid mistakes in divorce.
If you need a Canton or Marietta family law lawyer, contact our divorce attorneys for an appointment. Call our office in Canton (678.792.4908) or Marietta (678.905.8781), Georgia, for a free 30-minute consultation. We accept all major credit cards.