Many New Hampshire parents decided to wait until after the holidays before making a final decision regarding their marital relationship. With the new year comes new opportunities, which, for some, may include a life-changing decision. Some spouses might decide to attend counseling sessions to try to restore their marriage. Others, especially those who have already tried that option, might choose to file for a divorce.
Knowing that a divorce will disrupt children’s lives and, perhaps, cause emotional stress, most parents want to make careful, informed decisions that focus on their children’s best interests. Creating a checklist can help a concerned parent minimize the negative implications of a divorce. While every case is unique, there are common issues that are important to most New Hampshire parents, such as custody, finances and property division.
There are many legal documents pertinent to a divorce
A thorough divorce checklist should include a variety of documents that may be relevant to proceedings. Such documents often include tax information, prenuptial agreements, a marriage license, birth certificate, employment contracts, bank statements, and more. Gathering all necessary paperwork ahead of time can save a lot of time and help minimize stress during proceedings.
Additional topics to add to a pre-divorce checklist
A divorce checklist should also include issues like child custody, an inventory of all assets and liabilities, as well as a projected budget for a new lifestyle. Financial advisers and legal counselors can provide guidance and support to those preparing for divorce proceedings in New Hampshire. Resolving as many issues as possible ahead of time helps to expedite proceedings and minimize expenses associated with a divorce.