Although we are all wondering when this pandemic will be over, some of
us are using this valuable time to prepare for life moving forward.
Maybe you want to take some classes, start an exercise program, change
careers, or plan to start a family.
As a divorce attorney/mediator, I am virtually meeting more and more spouses
who want to finally take steps towards a divorce. Now is the time to take
charge of your life and seek the divorce that you may have been putting
on the back burner.
For those of you who have been thinking about divorce, it’s the perfect
time to change your life and to prepare!
Preparation can help you protect your position and minimize liabilities
during this important transition period in your life. Being prepared can
also increase your odds of obtaining what you want in your divorce settlement.
So if you have been thinking about getting a divorce, you can do the following
1. Gather Your Information:
- Individual tax returns-last 3-5 years
- Business tax returns-last 3-5 years
- Bank statements
- Pension statements
- Retirement account statements
- Stock portfolios
- Stock options
- Credit card statements
- Loan documents
- Proof of your income
- Proof of spouse’s income
- Life insurance policies
- Health insurance policies
- Copy of Prenuptial Agreement
- Copy of Postnuptial Agreement
- Living will
- Powers of attorney
- Healthcare directives
2. Get Your Budget Ready:
First, analyze your lifestyle and document your spending:
- Dry cleaning
- Life Insurance
- Health Insurance
For a complete list of what to consider you can send me an email and I
will send you a FREE Statement of Net Worth–It’s a great help!
3. Make a List of What You Want From Your Divorce
Consider the following:
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Personal property
- Retirement funds
- Real estate
- Division of debts
- Life insurance
- Health insurance
- Family heirlooms
Take some time to think about what you want. You can discuss what you are
entitled to with your attorney.
4. You Can Meet Virtually with a Divorce Attorney/Mediator Right Now
If you are looking for an attorney or mediator you can research online,
check reviews, ask for a referral from family or friends, or call me.
I’m offering confidential and informationally free consultations
virtually for anyone seeking help.
It is time to be good to yourself! Take this time in your life to commit
to moving your divorce forward and to makking the rest of your life the
best it can be. You deserve it!
Being unhappy, emotionally unhealthy, scared, manipulated, or even physically
unsafe, is no way to live. Give yourself the gift of happiness this holiday season!
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic all our
FREE 1 HOUR CONSULTATIONS are conveniently conducted virtually to reduce risk.
Call now to book your free consultation. 212.734.1551
I look forward to helping you prepare for your divorce, and starting a new life.
Stay healthy and safe!
New York Divorce lawyer Lois Brenner is offering a free COVID Divorce consultation.