When a Houston couple gets married, the last thing they want to think about is divorce. But, for many couples, divorce is something that will one day become a reality. There have been many studies done on when the most common times are to get a divorce but, for people who are considering a divorce, the timing should depend on several matters.
A divorce is one of the most stressful and emotional times of a person's life. Getting a divorce ranks right up there with the death of a spouse as one of the most traumatic things a person can go through. If a divorce appears it may be possible in the future, there are certain things a person may want to do to prepare before actually filing for divorce. The first thing a person should do is to assemble all of their financial paperwork. The financial portion of a divorce is one of the most important pieces and the paperwork should be thorough and accurate. Paperwork should include all bank statements, mortgage info, car payments, retirement accounts and all other financial information. Also, it is important a person establishes credit in their own name. After a divorce is finalized, a person will need to set up a house, buy items, etc. and good credit is necessary. It is also important to have a checking and savings account in your own name that is not tied to a spouse's. It may also be important to have money saved up to pay for the divorce and the time immediately after a divorce including legal fees, household expenses, bills, etc.