By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida
If you are unhappy in your marriage, but are not sure what to do, chances are you will stick it out as a family until after the holidays. BUT NOW is a good time to plan your exit strategy. While your spouse is out shopping with the kids, or visiting Mom’s house, start photocopying everything you can get your hands on: income statements, pay stubs, credit card bills, bank statements, loan documents, mortgage papers, retirement accounts, real estate listing agreements, titles to cars, boats, trucks, household expense accounts, investment statements, everything that will show ASSETS, DEBTS, OR INCOME.
Divorce planning is important because it helps you sort out the details of your marriage…this is useful when you go to the lawyer for the consultation. It gives everyone a better idea of what is at stake and what the issues are to be addressed.
Job changes, job loss, sale of property, Christmas bonuses, year end commissions, relocation, new school districts, are all considerations that need to be looked upon by your lawyer. You can help your lawyer to better serve you if you have all the right information going into the consultation. For more information, call one of the divorce lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561 835 9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at www.familylawwpb.com for more information.