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Prepare for divorce when you know the marriage is ending

We recently discussed the criteria for a divorce in Florida. If you know that your marriage is over, this is only one of the considerations that you have to think about when you are ready to file. When you have the ability to do so, you should ensure that you take appropriate steps to protect your interests before the filing.

One thing that you can do is to gather financial documents and other information about the assets that are part of the marriage. This can help us when we are working on the discovery phase since it will help us to gauge if your ex is forthcoming with relevant details. It can also help us as we move forward with the property division process of the divorce.

You should also review the prenuptial agreement you signed if there is one in place. This can help you remember if there are any conditions on the property division or the possibility of alimony. In some cases, these will be covered in the prenuptial agreement. If this is the case, knowing what the terms are can help you prepare.

We know that all of this might seem like it is a lot to do just to get ready to end your marriage. This is one of those times when being more prepared than you need to be is usually a good idea since you will be able to determine what you need to do to start your new life.

Ultimately, you are the one who has to think about you. Your ex isn't going to do this any longer. He or she is trying to protect his or her own interests. This means that you need to get ready early in the process.

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