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PREPARING YOUR FINANCES FOR A DIVORCE

Divorces can be complicated on more levels than one. All of the emotional implications aside, one of the most difficult things to sort out in the midst of a divorce is your financial situation, and that is especially true if you share a bank account, a house, and other assets with your spouse. Luckily, our Hauppauge divorce lawyer is here to help. The following is a list of tips to help you to prepare your finances before you file for a divorce:

  • Talk to a lawyer- When you talk with your lawyer about divorce, be sure to talk with them about tax implications, property division, etc. This will give you a clear idea of what you can expect in the future.
  • Talk to your spouse- If you and your spouse can amicably discuss your finances throughout your divorce, you will be in much better shape.
  • Get to know your financial situation- Take a close look at your assets and your debts. You will need to understand exactly what you have in order to know what to expect in the future.
  • Open your own account- If all of your money is in an account that you hold with your spouse, you will want to make sure that you open one in just your name. It is also a good idea to have a credit card of your own, just in case.
  • Check out your credit report- Keep an eye on your credit report for any unusual activity.

Keep in mind that the above tips will work for most cases, but no two divorces are alike, so it is important that you consult with your lawyer before moving forward.

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