If you are considering divorce and don't want to exhaust your savings
to do so, you should consider
divorce mediation instead. It will not only save you money, but time as well, as opposed
to a lengthy and costly divorce. It is especially beneficial if children
are part of the divorce.
In order to prepare yourself for divorce mediation, there are a few things
you should know. First, you must get all of your paperwork in order. This
will be required of both parties and must be present at the time of mediation.
Your mediator will instruct you on exactly what to bring, and will inform
you that you are entitled to see all of your spouse's documents as well.
You can then bring these documents home and review them, comparing them
to the information that you have. To make things easier, separate the
documents into separate files to maintain a sense of order. It is important
to review all of your accounts, both together and separate, as well as
any debts that either party owes. And finally, you will be asked to complete an
equitable distribution worksheet that details your liabilities and assets.
Have questions about divorce mediation?
Contact us to get answers from a Jacksonville divorce lawyer.