Importance of Having a Divorce Plan

Importance of Having a Divorce Plan

Seeking a Divorce in Tampa? Our Lawyer can Assist You in Creating a Comprehensive Divorce Plan that Protects Your Best Interests

Divorces can be complicated, emotional, trying, and downright messy. Through the thick of it all, staying calm and sticking to a plan, if you have one, can help. At the Law Offices of Mark G. Rodriguez, P.A., our experienced family law attorney is happy to sit down with you, review your situation, and work with you to create a divorce plan. Call our law firm today to get started.

What is a Divorce Plan?

A divorce plan is basically an overview of your goals for the divorce (i.e. Where do you see yourself when the divorce is finalized?) and a set of steps that you will take in order to meet that goal (i.e. How will you get to the place you picture yourself post-divorce?). The plan will likely address your personal goals and needs, as well as the needs of any children. Remember that a plan should be realistic; while you may want $1 million alimony payment, you may only be able to realistically get a fraction of that.

Elements of a Divorce Plan

A divorce plan has various different elements, and in order to be successful, will answer questions like:

  • How will you approach your spouse about divorce?
  • With whom will children live during the divorce?
  • How will you support yourself post-divorce?
  • Can you afford a divorce?
  • What will be done with shared assets, such as a family home? Who will move out?
  • How will you divide insurance plans, investment accounts, retirement benefits, and more?
  • Who will you hire to represent you in your divorce?

The above are just a handful of questions that should be addressed as part of a comprehensive divorce plan. Work with your lawyer to create a plan that is specific to you.

Why Having a Divorce Plan is Important

Having a divorce plan is extremely important; divorce can feel like a volcano erupting as it gets underway, and everything from the financial stress of a divorce to remembering that there is no longer someone around to take out the garbage can be shocking to the system. If you have a divorce plan in place, not only will you be more prepared for each phase of divorce, and be prepared with a picture of what you want and how you plan to achieve it, but you will also likely come out on top. If you do not have a plan and are not sure what you want from a divorce, chances are that you will end up with a divorce settlement that is not really in your best interests, or that takes advantage of you.

Our Tampa Family Law Attorney can Help

At the Law Offices of Mark G. Rodriguez, P.A., our skilled Tampa divorce attorney understands the hurdles you must overcome in getting a divorce, and sympathizes with what you are going through. When you call our law office, our attorney will work hard to put together a plan that protects your interests and makes sense for your goals. Please call our Tampa attorney today for your initial consultation, or send us a message directly.