Planning For Divorce

Planning for divorce is an emotional time for most people. When considering divorce, it is important to take care of yourself and recognize that friends and relatives are not necessarily equipped to give the advice you need. You may want to seek help from professionals such as a lawyer and, if necessary, a therapist.

Family law attorney Karen H. Beckman understands that this is a difficult time. She will help you plan for divorce while providing compassionate legal support. Ms. Beckman is an experienced attorney who can quickly assess your case and provide the guidance you need to make informed decisions. She can also discuss how to reduce the impact of a divorce on your children.

To schedule an appointment, please call 714-730-9771 or contact the firm online.

Financial Documents, Communication And Social Media

One of the most important things you can do to plan for divorce is to start gathering information, including:

  • Making copies of important documents
  • Tax returns
  • Bank account information
  • Title documents and deeds

Having these documents available when you meet with your attorney will allow her to review your assets and debts and begin to determine what your property rights may be.

It is also important to remember not to use social networking sites to discuss your financial or relationship problems. Be very discreet with Facebook posts, for example. You need to be careful about posting negative comments about your spouse or partner, or photos of yourself in situations that might reflect negatively. These kinds of things can be used against you in the divorce. Also, be judicious with your soon-to-be ex-spouse when you communicate. Saying the wrong thing can be used as evidence against you.

Planning Ahead For The Children

The ages of the children are an important consideration in planning for their future. Other factors include how involved each parent is with the children's lives, and how it will affect the living arrangements and school the children attend. We will discuss the type of parenting plan and time sharing arrangement you want, and then we will try to work with the other parent toward this goal. We will also consider the amount of financial support the children will need.

You Can Get Started Today

Please call our office in Orange County at 714-730-9771 to schedule a consultation. You may also contact the firm online.