1. Where’s the money? So many couples allow one person to control and administer the finances. Be proactive in determining the value of the marital assets.
2. Make a budget. Living as one is more expensive than living as a couple. Know exactly what you need to keep up with monthly expenditures.
3. Plan for co-parenting if there are children. Children love both of their parents and would usually like to stay uninvolved in the divorce process. By agreeing to a parenting plan you assure yourselves and your children that the adults will still handle the parenting and the children are free to be children.
4. Consider reconciliation. It is the public policy of the state of Texas to ensure that families remain intact unless there is no possibility of reconciling. Remember if you loved them enough to marry them, you owe it to yourself to explore all avenues to making it work.
5. Pray. Talk to your supreme being, listen to your spirit, present your petitions and receive your celestial guidance. The choice to divorce is one of the most difficult decisions a person can make. It should not be taken lightly. It is often said that a family that prays together stays together. Prayer may turn things around. But if it doesn’t change the decision, pray for a just and right outcome and that you will be led to a law firm that has your best interest at heart!
Bastine Law Group founder Ronique Bastine Robinson and her team of attorneys practically navigate clients through both the complex legalities of divorce, as well as the emotional journey that accompanies the process. Ronique says, “We care about your personal situation and understand the gravity of needing to move forward through the legal system. Our goal is to put you back on track!”