Most people tend to dive head first into a divorce. Often times this is due to high emotions or the longing to get the divorce process over as soon as possible. But a common mistake is a lack of strategic planning for anyone going through a separation or a divorce. Tips of Divorce blog says that many people try to tackle just one issue at a time and tend to the next divorce battle once it arrives. But that’s not good planning. Focus on the problem at hand, but have a game plan set out for the entire divorce process so things don’t sneak up on you once it’s too late.
Start by creating a long-term strategy of what you want your life to look like. Picture your future in every way possible. Don’t limit yourself to only a few categories. This will help you set goals for your divorce. Speak to an experienced family law attorney (matrimonial law) to discuss what your divorce goals should be in order to set you up for the future you have envisioned. Make tactical decisions along the way to support those decisions about your future, children, career, etc. Your attorney can help you make decisions about the give and take of divorce: division of marital property, child custody, visitation, spousal support, etc. Keeping the big picture at the front of your thoughts will help you avoid making mistakes or decisions that you will regret in the future.
Outside of the divorce process, it’s still important to realize that your day-to-day decisions and interactions will also affect the future you are planning. How you interact with your soon-to-be-ex, your children, your co-workers, etc. will all play a small (or large) role in determining your future and your happiness. Furthermore, there is a lot of paperwork, legal filing and loop holes to jump through to complete the divorce process. Keep a very close eye on all of these steps to ensure that mistakes or carelessness don’t keep your from achieving your goals.