Tips for surviving a divorce

Divorce Survival
Divorce Survival

Divorce is one of the toughest battles of your life, for which you need a lot of preparation, some emotional and some otherwise. You have to be really cautious, careful and calculative enough to fight the battle without losing it.

Follow some of the tips given below to be a winner in this battle.

  1. Look into your bank account and see how much money you have. If you have enough then move a portion of the same for the “rainy days”.
  2. Consult an attorney to understand the process of filing a divorce, also find out the cots on your part as the case may go on for a prolonged period of time, if things get dirty between the two of you.
  3. Consult your accountant and find out the details of your requirement to ensure that you don’t lose a huge amount of money.
  4. Be a joint holder for all the possessions your spouse has. If you do so there is every possibility that you will get a major chunk of your spouse’s assets.
  5. Try and settle the alimony or at least the initial expenditure which you would face when the trial is on.
  6. If your spouse is likely to get a chunk of money as bonus or something else, then you should delay filing your case till then. This will help you to share a portion of this earning too.
  7. Never take responsibility of your spouse’s credit as it would deplete your credit scores and you need a good one as you become single again.
  8. Avoid involving children in this process; try to arrive at a conclusion outside the court about your children. It always throws a negative impact on them to see their parents getting separated.
  9. If you’re employed, look for a better option. In case you have not been working, start looking for a job. Now you need to be economically independent as the money you would be receiving will after all be limited in nature. You need a recurring source of income to replenish your cash flow.
  10. Be the first one to file the case as it would give your good benefits.

There could be more you can think out of your experience while undergoing a divorce.