Think and Plan Ahead!
Steps to Take When Pondering Divorce
Many individuals seek legal counsel once they have left their spouse or their spouse has left them. If you are contemplating divorce, the best course of action is to seek counsel before you leave. It is critical to understand all of the opportunities and responsibilities you will have if you make this life changing decision.
First, we recommend you draw up a budget. How much money do you expect to bring in after the separation? How much money do you expect to have in bills? Will you have to pay support to your spouse? How much support will your spouse pay to you?
Next, you need to figure out housing. Do you have enough money to take over the mortgage on your own? Do you have enough money to afford rent on your own? It would be wise to speak to a banker and/or a local apartment complex to make sure you will be able to afford housing after the separation. If you have children, you need to consider the cost of housing in your local school district.
Finally, examine your health insurance status. Can you provide your own health insurance? How much will that cost? Do you want your spouse to provide your health insurance?
Considering these major questions will make the transition smoother. Planning ahead can give you comfort and confidence as you go forward. Our family law attorneys have a wealth of knowledge to get you on the right path and advise you on what to expect throughout the case. We are here for you from start to finish. Call 717-299-7342 to schedule a consultation and prepare yourself for the journey ahead. Contact Pyfer Reese Straub Gray & Farhat, PC.