Divorce Overview/Getting Started

Whether your relationship has become hostile or it’s a matter of your simply having grown apart, a Divorce is emotional and disruptive. You wonder how long it will take, how much it will cost, if you’ll need to sell your home and move to a different neighborhood. You worry about how your kids will adjust, what your friends will think and how you’re going to tell your family.

Guideway has been assisting couples with their Divorce since 2003

We work with couples as well as with individuals who are petitioning for Divorce. Many arrive in our offices with little understanding of how the Divorce process works. While it can seem overwhelming, Divorce is a very methodical process. At Guideway, you will work with a dedicated Divorce specialist who will keep you on track, guiding you through each step of the process.

For those couples who have been married for years, are facing complicated property division and/or are struggling with a parenting plan, that guidance can be essential. A do-it-yourself (DIY) divorce is great in theory, but it works best for those whose financials are relatively simple or where children are not involved.

There’s one more way Guideway is making Divorce easier for our clients. We are now offering a monthly installment payment plan. Pay all at once or in four monthly payments.

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Guideway Announces Monthly Installment Payment Plan for Divorce

You can get a start on the process by completing our intake form below.  Then please contact us for an appointment to begin the process.

Note that mediation requires the direct participation of both parties. You’ll both need to be our clients, so set an appointment for a time when you are both available.

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Preparing for your Divorce

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    Separate assets for each spouse. This is the individual property that you brought into your marriage that is not subject to division. These assets might include real estate, valuable collections, such as antiques and cars. This also includes brokerage, savings and retirement accounts.

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    Marital assets. These are the things you and your spouse acquired together during your marriage. As a community property state, you and your spouse own these 50-50.

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    Liabilities. Identify individual and marital debt. It may be that you’re still paying off your college loans. If so, these likely are separate debts that you brought into the marriage—your spouse usually bears no responsibility for repaying these debts. If you and your spouse bought a home together, your mortgage is a shared asset/liability.

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    Gather/scan important financial documents. You’re going to need documents such as deeds/title to your car and mortgage. You’ll need account statements for your banking and investment accounts, to include 401k, life insurance, brokerage accounts and other investments.

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    Take care of yourself. Manage stress. This is especially important if you have kids, because they will be counting on you.

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    Create a post-divorce plan. Get realistic about what your new life will look like. Create a budget. If you have kids, will you be the custodial parent? What will your parenting plan look like? If you have to move, what are your options?

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    Keep a low profile. Hiding assets is a very bad idea and has serious consequences. Avoid negative social media posts about your spouse.

Has your DIY divorce stalled because you have no idea how to do it yourself? Let us help.

Contact us today and let our dedicated Family Law specialists help you with your Uncontested Divorce.