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Before Filing For Divorce


What should I do before filing for divorce?

Seeking a divorce is not something that should be done lightly. Divorce is a traumatic experience for all parties involved including spouses, children, family, and friends, even under the best of circumstances. We suggest that both spouses make every effort to save their marriage before they even consider divorce.


That being said, the reality is that by the time that most people contact our offices, they have already done all that they can to save their marriage and divorce is the only remaining option.


Before filing for divorce there are several things that you should do to prepare for the divorce process.


First, you and your spouse should talk about divorce and the issues that will be important in your particular case. For example, the issues important to your case might include division of assets and debts, issues regarding your children, and alimony.


Next, start gathering the information that will be required by the court. This includes documents related to assets, debts, and income.


Always be careful what you post on social media, including, but not limited to, Facebook and Instagram. Please always keep in mind that social media is an exceedingly public forum and that anything that you post will be seen by family, friends, your spouse, and eventually your spouse’s attorney. It is never a good idea to post anything that will affect your relationships with family and friends or that will affect your case.


If you have questions about you should do, or not do, when preparing to file for divorce in Florida, you should consult a Florida divorce attorney.

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