It is no secret to anyone that 2020 was a difficult year that brought on many unexpected challenges. Now that what felt like a never-ending year is finally over, most people are determined to make 2021 a better year than the last.

The start of a new year always brings about New Year’s resolutions that are typically made to improve the quality of one’s life. For some, that may mean beginning the process of separation and/or divorce.

Making it through the holidays with the hope for a fresh start for the New Year can make January an ideal time to begin the process of separation and/or divorce. When this is the case, it is important to be well prepared so that the process can go as smoothly as possible.

Below are some tips on how best to prepare for separation and/or divorce in 2021: 

  • Find a trusted family law attorney– It is important to hire an attorney that you believe will zealously represent your interests, form a professional but meaningful relationship with you, communicate with you effectively, and will be realistic about what you are facing. The attorneys at HLG are dedicated to taking the time to create relationships with clients to provide the highest quality legal representation.
  • Gather relevant documents that may support your case– This can include bank, retirement, and credit card statements, phone records, text messages, emails, and photographs. These documents can help establish the foundation of your case.
  • Secure your privacy– It is a good idea to change the passwords to existing online accounts, especially financial ones. Social media accounts should also be made private.
  • Take care of yourself– Divorcing and/or separating can be one of the most difficult experiences in a person’s life. Practicing self-care can help position a person to work through the process in a more calm and level-headed manner.

While these tips can help to provide a good starting point, this list is not all-encompassing. It is very important to speak with a trusted family law attorney when considering divorce and/or separation.

The attorneys at Hatcher Law Group represent clients in all stages of the divorce process. If you or someone you know has questions on any of these matters, contact one of our experienced family law attorneys today.