First steps when facing divorce

First steps when facing divorce

On Behalf of | Aug 24, 2017 | Divorce, Firm News |

Ending a marriage will usually need to be handled strategically as well as emotionally. In Wyoming, when facing a divorce, there are a few important first steps to take before signing any agreements and moving on with one’s life. A person will need to get his or her house in order, metaphorically speaking. Divorce, when approached in an informed way, can be handled so that any frustration regarding the transition is minimized. 

The first part of ending one’s marriage is based on information gathering. It makes sense to research the different options available for obtaining a divorce. This is a good point to retain an attorney that fits one’s needs and goals. Once that occurs, it usually time to inform any friends and family who don’t already know of the intention to end the marriage. 

Next, a close examination of one’s financial status is in order. By making a close inspection of all debts and assets, including a review of credit reports, a person will be better informed and able to create a post-divorce budget. Some advise not to neglect one’s higher needs during this time. By finding a fulfilling hobby or spiritual pursuit, one can have a positive outlet to help cope with the end of the marital relationship. 

Facing divorce can leave a person confused and overwhelmed, but this does not have to be the case. When approached methodically, tasks can be broken down into manageable chunks. In Wyoming, most individuals find the help of an experienced family law attorney invaluable during this time. 

Source:, “What to do asap when your spouse wants a divorce“, Ann Cerney, Aug. 22, 2017