6 Tips From a Leading Calgary Divorce Law Firm: Part 1
March 28, 2016
When you're going through a divorce in Calgary, you've likely got a lot in your mind. It can be hard to focus on the concrete details of the divorce process itself, and with the emotional entanglements worrying about things like property and support can seem pretty distant. Make no mistake, though: starting your new life with the best outlook possible requires some practical care and attention, and it's important that you know what to do.
As one of Calgary's leading divorce law firms, we see how many clients come in feeling overwhelmed. You will leave the offices of GDE Family Law with a solid idea of what to expect and an understanding of how to move forward. We try to provide valuable information here on our website, too, so this and future installments of this article contain our six top tips for handling your Calgary divorce.
1. Get Your Financial Documents In Order
Starting with a task that gives you immediate results can help get you focused and let you see that your Calgary divorce is, ultimately, a process like any other, and that you will eventually be putting it behind you. Getting all of your financial documents in order will help expedite your divorce, potentially save you legal fees, and can help give you perspective as well.
Make a list of your assets, including any bank and/or investment accounts and any property you own, and try to get the latest available statements either digitally or on paper. Be sure to note any accounts you aren't able to access and anything you see that you don't recognize.
2. Don't Make Agreements Without Consulting a Calgary Divorce Lawyer
Though it can be tempting at times, entering into agreements about your children, dividing assets or support payments can put you at a serious disadvantage in the divorce process. There is often more to consider than you might realize at first, and discussing your case with an experienced Calgary divorce lawyer can help you understand all of the details and ramifications of any agreement.
Don't put yourself at risk of a suboptimal outcome—hold off on agreeing to anything until you've discussed with a dedicated legal advocate
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These two tips are the start of our six top pieces of advice for those in Calgary going through a divorce. Be sure to check back to get more tips for making your divorce as easy as possible.
If you have specific questions regarding your divorce in the Greater Calgary Area, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment.
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