Preparing For Divorce

A divorce is a major event that will resonate across many different parts of your life. Your financial picture will potentially change dramatically. If you have minor children, the amount of time you will be able to spend with them will change as well. Before filing, one needs to fully understand that divorce is in fact what is wanted or needed. After exhausting all appropriate methods to maintain the relationship, proper planning is crucial. Failure to adequately plan for your divorce can create a number of potential issues that may impede the ultimate result.

Westport Divorce Attorneys Serving Clients Across Connecticut

At BRODER & ORLAND LLC, our attorneys have advised hundreds of clients at the beginning stages of divorce. Prior to filing for divorce, it can be very beneficial to undertake several actions, including preparing your financial documents. It is important to have copies of all information about your assets and your spouse's assets. This may include:

  • Prior tax returns
  • Credit card statements
  • Bank account information
  • Business operation documents (including corporate tax returns)

This information is critical in establishing the value of the marital estate, which in turn will determine the equitable distribution of the estate, as well as related issues such as spousal and child support. These documents are especially important in situations involving couples with high net worth.

Preparing Children For Divorce

For couples with children, it is crucial to consider the impact it will have on them. If a divorce is imminent, children need to be prepared. This may include direct, careful, compassionate and fair communication, or therapy and counseling.

Contact BRODER & ORLAND LLC

Our law firm is known across Connecticut for our considerate, intelligent approach to guiding our clients through the divorce process. Our lawyers work tirelessly to accomplish our client's specific goals. By gathering documentation prior to filing divorce, you can facilitate the divorce process. Call 203-222-4949 or e-mail us to schedule a consultation.