This is where it all starts and you likely do it all the time – a big storm is predicted so you do what you need to get through it. You sign up to run a marathon and train to get ready. Similarly, you probably wouldn’t set out on a 2000 mile road trip without checking your car’s oil and tires, and ensuring you have a full tank of gas. So let’s extend that idea to your divorce.
Your divorce is a journey. To get to your destination healthy and in one piece, you need to be prepared.
With your preparation in place, it’s time to focus on you. Get healthy and stay healthy. I can’t tell you enough how important it is to be in a good place mentally and physically.
Taking care of yourself is absolutely critical to managing a healthy divorce. It’s like the fuel in your gas tank, without it you’re going nowhere.
What Dan and I came to understand is that divorce is a business. The fuel that runs the engine of that business is money. YOUR MONEY! Your savings, your retirement nest egg, or worse — your kids’ college savings! What most people don’t understand is that they have control and can limit, or get rid of all together, the stupid and needless wasting of the money they worked so hard to save.
Together you’ll determine how you’re going to divide your assets. Why waste a big chunk of that on your attorney fees? I know it’s hard. I know you’re angry. Just breathe. And think about your future.
Things You Should Be Asking Your Divorce Attorney
Starting Your Journey
to a Healthy Divorce
Divorce Planning Essentials Checklist
Beginning Your Journey
In this module we’ll talk about things like getting prepared, forgiving your spouse (and why this matters!) and defining what matters for you and your life after divorce.
Taking Care of You
In this module we’ll talk about surviving the emotional rollercoaster, understanding your values and defining your personal goals.
Managing Your Relationships
This is a big lesson where we talk about how to handle your divorce with respect to your kids. We’ll also talk about how your divorce affects your family and friends and how you can keep those relationships strong throughout the process.
Your Divorce Team
We’ll talk about who you need to help you get your divorce done. You don’t have to do it all on your own, and you SHOULDN’T. This is a big job, you’ll need to get some help.
Your Financial Considerations
We’ll talk about how much a divorce can cost, how to divide up what you have and what you need to know about planning for major items such as retirement (when will you be able to?), your kids’ college education and weddings and even next year’s taxes. Yep, that’s right. There are major tax consequences if you’re not careful.
Managing Your Divorce Process
We’ll help you get organized and establish ground rules with your soon-to-be ex. We’ll show you strategies that will aide you in making informed decisions so you can create the best financial future possible for you, your ex and your kids.
We’ll talk about all the things that need to be done after your divorce is over. You mean to tell me I just signed my divorce papers and it’s STILL not over? Nope. There are several things that still need to be taken care of before it’s truly over. We’ll help you get through all of those items.