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TOP 10 WAYS TO PROTECT YOURSELF DURING DIVORCE

by Aaron Dishon, Esq.

  1. Spend as much time as you can with the kids, stay with the kids as much as possible

  2. If you have children, do not leave the family residence 

  3. Do NOT allow your spouse to take the children and leave

  4. Keep a journal of all threats, incidents, contact with the children and other significant events

  5. Make copies of all important financial and business records for the past three years and keep them in a safe location outside of the family residence

  6. Surround yourself with a support group of friends, family, groups, clergy

  7. Establish good credit and maintain it, open a checking account in your own name

  8. Notify all credit card companies that you are divorcing and won’t be held responsible for your former spouse’s charges

  9. Get an attorney immediately!

  10. Consider divorce mediation as an alternative to expensive litigation

Based on the article Prepare and Protect Yourself was written by Aaron Dishon; Copyright Dishon & Block, APC.