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Tips on preparing for divorce

It has been said that the first part of the year is peak season for marital breakups. After the holidays can be a stressful time for couples, with one in five couples being ready to call it quits after the holiday season. One study shows that divorces peak in the United States in March and August, so it appears that couples are also tempted to end it at a few particular points of the year. A person in Texas facing a divorce, no matter what time of the year, may be wondering what steps can be taken to prepare for an upcoming divorce. 

One good way to prepare for divorce is to do a review of finances. A person facing divorce should start to gather up all the financial information -- pay stubs, tax returns, bank statements and credit card bills. When a person has these ready for the first meeting with an attorney, they will be better prepared to asses the financial situation. 

Another suggested tip is to take a social media break. Especially for those individuals with a highly contentious divorce, a social media break will ensure that private details are kept private, and that nothing said on the internet can be used in court. Other helpful suggestions are to revamp one's self-care routine, and to educate oneself on the family laws of the state in order to know the options available. 

A divorce can come after a big stressor, like the holidays, or it can come at another time. Either way, the person preparing for the breakup will likely want to do some preparation. In Texas, one does not have to prepare for divorce alone. Many people choose to hire an experienced family law professional for assistance through the divorce process. 

Source: huffingtonpost.com, "Top 5 Tips: How To Prepare For Your Divorce In The New Year", Morghan Leia Richardson, Dec. 26, 2017

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