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Starting the New Year with a Divorce

A Fresh Start During a New Beginning

The new year is a time of new beginnings, and many people use this as an opportunity to get a fresh start in their lives by filing for divorce. While the process ahead may be long, you can begin planning for what’s to come now.

Here are some things to consider preparing ahead of filing for divorce in the new year.

Financial Plans

Are you ready for the changes that will come to your financial life when your divorce is finalized? Not only will you be losing your spouse’s income when they move out, but you may have changes in your expenses when they’re gone. For example, if you are staying in the house, you may inherit the entirety of the mortgage payment and be responsible for paying that solely on your income.

Get ahead of the changes coming to your financial situation by making projections now. Think about the changes you will face and what that may mean for your spending and saving habits.

Gather Documents

There are a lot of important documents you will have to produce at some time during your divorce. From personal identification documents such as marriage licenses and Social Security cards to financial statements for your bank account and credit cards, trying to produce these documents at a moment’s notice will seem daunting.

Consider gathering as much of this information ahead of time as you can. Doing so now can not only ensure you are prepared for your divorce, but this will also drastically reduce the possibility of scrambling for information when you are asked to supply the court with certain information.

Meet With Your Attorney

Remember that divorce is not something you should attempt to do on your own. You need to have someone by your side throughout the entirety of the divorce process to guide you on how best to move forward. Consider consulting with an attorney who understands Texas divorce laws and who has helped numerous people get a fresh start via divorce.


At The Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC, we can be your legal bodyguards who protect your rights throughout divorce while helping you move forward both in your case and in your life. Get started with us today by calling (210) 761-4943. You can also visit our website to learn more about divorce in Texas or to get in touch.

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