Planning and preparing for divorce is not an easy task. For starters, planning and preparing for divorce forces you to accept the reality that your marriage has come to an end and accept the reality that the filing of divorce is imminent. Secondly, planning and preparing for divorce opens the door for a lot of uncertainty in your day-to-day life regarding both yourself and your children.

The good news with regard to facing the uncertainty, by planning and preparing for divorce, you will be in a better position to handle the process that lies ahead. With a little bit of luck and some skillful planning, your divorce process will become much smoother and you will likely be able to finalize your divorce within a matter of a few short weeks.

To help you begin the planning phase of your divorce, below is a list of four (4) steps that we recommend you follow:

Step Number One: Plan Your Living Accommodations Accordingly. During the divorce process, you and your soon-to-be-ex will eventually separate. When you all do finally separate, you should find comfortable, yet affordable living accommodations for you and your children. Also, you should make sure that your new living accommodations are within reasonable driving distance from your place of employment and are within reasonable driving distance from your children’s school as well.

Step Number Two: Plan Your Transportation. During the divorce process, your primary means of transportation should be reliable enough to be able to transport yourself to and from your place of employment and reliable enough to transport your children to and from school.

Step Number Three: Plan Your Monthly Finances. During the divorce process, you will need to make the adjustment from living in a married home where both you and your spouse are income earners, to now living in a single home where you and you alone are the sole income earner. This is not an easy adjustment to make because it basically cuts your monthly budget in half. However, here at Bulldog Divorce we recommend that at least on a short terms basis you seriously consider the possibility of simplifying your life in order to simplify your monthly budget.

Step Number Four: Think About Your Children’s Best Interest. All throughout the divorce process, while you are planning and preparing your next move, we recommend that you step back and ask yourself ‘How will this decision affect my children?’ By stepping back and asking yourself this question, you will be able to competently plan for the divorce process and do so in a way that keeps your children’s best interest in mind.