If you’re thinking about getting a divorce, you may wonder what the first steps you should take are. The divorce process may seem overwhelming at first, but there are a few things you can do to help make the process run smoother. Here are a few tips on how to navigate through the early stages of the divorce process.

 Get representation– An attorney who is experienced in the area of family is crucial when navigating through divorce proceedings. You may want to consider finding an attorney who focuses a majority of their practice in the area of family law. A divorce can become very complicated at times which is why it is recommended that you have an attorney help guide you through the process and represent your best interests. 

Keeping the Consultation a Secret– You may wonder how to keep your spouse from seeing any record of the consultation with your attorney. In order to keep this consultation a secret, you may want to consider creating a new email account that only you have access to and know about. You can keep your consultation payment a secret by using a separate bank account, credit card account, or using cash.

Gather important documents– These documents can include copies of tax returns, credit card and bank statements, loan documents, property records, insurance policies, credit score reports, and more. 

If you or someone you know is in need of legal counseling, contact one of Hatcher Law Group’s experienced family law attorneys today.