Whether you and your wife just separated a few days ago, or you have been struggling with some complex family law situation that would take longer to summarize than we have space in this blog to print, you are probably focused exclusively on what’s going to happen in near future. In the near term, how will the divorce process play out, legally speaking? How will it impact you emotionally, psychologically, and financially? In the long term, you wonder: what life will be like when your spouse is no longer a constant presence. Where will you live? What will you do? How will you relate to your children?
In other words, right now you are very “future focused.” You are trying to figure out what your future might or might not hold and to plan accordingly. The irony, however, is that to plan effectively for the future, you need to have a firm grasp on what’s going on in your life right now. If you don’t have that insight, you will likely find it very hard to connect the dots and develop a strategy to take you from where you are now to where you want to be.
So how can you do this? How can you bridge that gap?
You might benefit from spending some time to identify where you are now, financially, emotionally, psychologically, and legally. For instance, you may have only a vague understanding of your household finances. Maybe your husband, for instance, kept the books, and you don’t even know your family’s cash flow or where all your assets are. This lack of knowledge can put a kink in your financial planning.
In subsequent posts, we will discuss how to get this kind of clarity, so you can make better decisions about your divorce. Until then, if you have questions about your divorce case, please get in touch with the Toussaint Law Firm, PC, today to schedule a free consultation with a qualified attorney.