Top Ten Tips for Your Calgary Divorce: Part 2
July 29, 2016
Starting here? Head to Part 1 of this article for the first five tips from one of Calgary's most experienced divorce lawyers.
Still have questions about your individual divorce? Contact a Calgary divorce lawyer today.
6. Be Prompt with Divorce Paperwork
Life doesn't stop just because you're getting a divorce. You still have other obligations and responsibilities, and the emotional elements of a divorce can make the practical requirements that much more difficult to deal with. But the more promptly and completely you handle your divorce paperwork, the easier and less stressful your divorce will be in the long run.
Your Calgary divorce lawyer will be able to handle a large amount of the paperwork and Court filings for you, but they'll need information from you to do their job accurately, and some documents will require your direct attention. Make those a priority, and you'll be through your divorce and onto your new life with much greater ease.
7. Update Your Will & Estate Planning Documents
One more area of paperwork that many individuals in Calgary overlook during their divorce is estate planning. If you have children with your ex-spouse or from a previous relationship, you'll want to make sure that your assets will be properly distributed if something should happen to you. Even if you don't have children, your estate planning will likely be affected by your divorce, and your paperwork will need updating.
You can read more about this aspect of Calgary divorces here.
8. Consider Personal Counseling for a Brighter Future
Divorce is consistently ranked as one of the most stressful life events, on par with the sudden death of a family member. Many individuals in Calgary experience grief, anxiety, depression, and other emotional difficulties that can impact their performance at work, their relationship with friends and family, and other areas of their life.
Just as a divorce lawyer can help you through the practical parts of your divorce, a counselor can help you through the emotional trials and put you on the fast track to a happier and more fulfilling future.
9. Follow Through with Your Obligations
If there are ongoing spousal or child support arrangements, custody agreements, or other ongoing ties to your ex-spouse that are part of the divorce, make sure you live up to your end of the obligations. Failing to do so can have significant legal and financial consequences.
10. Rely On Your Divorce Lawyer's Experience
Your Calgary divorce lawyer isn't just there to fill out paperwork for you. Their knowledge of the law and their experience working with other Calgary individuals, with the Calgary Courts, with ADR mediators, and with other divorce lawyers is an invaluable asset that can make your divorce process less stressful and more successful.
Take advantage of your lawyer's experience by listening to the options they lay out, asking questions when you need to, and letting them guide you through the often difficult decisions you'll need to make. If you have specific questions for a Calgary divorce lawyer, please contact GDE Family Law today.
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