Remember that most important is to face reality as soon as possible, taking care of your finances requires the rational and cool-headed state of mind.
You should plan and be prepared for financial milestone during and after divorce. Knowing all available assets and incomes, their value and knowing how you can get at them. You would be surprised how many people are not aware of their financial worth. That’s why there are outnumbering experts who help people to get a better picture and appreciation of their circumstances. In many moments it can seem like a pretty complex maze, but this is why you hire a professional to assist you with a proper financial arrangement to get a best possible settlement.
There are some key information to be aware of and informed maximally while taking care of your budget. Those are your expenses and spouse’s expenses, combined household expenses, your and spouse’s income. Pay attention to move and look forward when looking at your budget. Then the whole process becomes much more stressful. Consult a professional, a financial planner to help you create complete budget during and after divorce.
Goals and values
Sharing future goals and values is really important part of the whole process. Both sides have to get informed widely and take a look at the whole picture to get both parties what they want so they can be most satisfied in coming future. It is not all about getting every last cent from your partner. Future interactions, emotional experiences of your children and a lot of other consequences should be something to think about really. It is you who is getting divorced, not kids. Yes, finances are usually critical, but there are much more characters to consider than money.
Providing all key facts to your attorney so he can do most efficient analyzes of your case and give most appropriate advice. If you hide something there is always a great possibility it will come out anyway during the process, and usually, it happens at the worse moment. On the other side, this all should also be used the same way when communicating with your partner, in some countries law requires spouses to update new information as they come to light.
There is no winner
It must be clear that here getting informed doesn’t mean hoping to “beat” your spouse in court. Too many issues are involved in the whole process to get anybody with everything they want at the end. From child custody, property division to support, telling who is the “winner” or “loser” is pointless.
Usually, there is always the appearance of the goals that are completely unreasonable and inconsistent with the law. Get informed about how the law applies to your case and build reasonable expectation to get a most suitable outcome.