5 Things You Can Do to Prepare for Divorce During COVID-19


Divorce During COVID-19New York has now been on quarantine for over 3 months and tensions between married couples are at an all-time high.  Being quarantined for over 3 months is stressful in itself; but when you combine that with an irritating spouse, it can really make you re-evaluate if you want to get out of the marriage.

 

If you are contemplating divorce during COVID-19, however; aren’t quite ready to pull the plug, there are ways you can start preparing now so that when the time comes, you can turn it into a seamless and harmonious divorce. It is also critical to keep in mind that divorce doesn’t happen overnight.   The more prepared you are in advance, the smoother the divorce process will go in the future.

 

5 Things You Can Start Doing Now to Prepare for Divorce During COVID-19

 

  1. Keep track of and records of how your spouse behaves and treats you.  This is especially important if your spouse is becoming mentally, physically or emotionally abusive.  Document the date/time/occurrence and keep the document in a safe, private place so that if you needed to present it for any reasons related to your divorce, that you are able to do so quickly.
  2. Start “spring cleaning and organizing”:  if you foresee that you may want to move out or separate from your spouse, it will be easier to do if you have all of your personal belongings in order.  Furthermore, it may be easier for you to locate any financial or important documents that you may need for divorcing when and if the time comes.
  3. Don’t hesitate to consult a New York Divorce Attorney:  you are under no obligation to get a divorce simply because you consult a divorce attorney, however, it may give you the clarity you need on important topics such as alimony, custody, and divorce proceedings.
  4. Put aside a separate budget for your divorce:  start setting aside some money now as you may need those funds to provide a retainer to start the divorce or divorce mediation process.
  5. Put together a list of assets and finances: start gathering details about any real estate that you own jointly with your spouse as well as any other investments and any businesses that you have a stake in. 

 

For more tips on how to best prepare for divorce during COVID-19, request a complimentary consultation with Sabra Law Group by calling (646) 472-7971 and get your jumpstart guide to avoiding the 3 costliest mistakes that people make in their divorce.

 

 

 

 

 


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