When divorce is finalized, you expect to breathe a sigh of relief and feel like you’ve closed a very stressful chapter in your life. You are ready to turn over a new leaf, put the past behind you and move forward. Unfortunately, the court order is not the final step in the process. Now, you have some wrapping up to do, and you need to get started right away, to protect yourself and your future. It is time to divide up your accounts, assets, debts, and personal property, start getting your credit straight, and redo your estate planning. If you have kids, there’s work to do to get the co-parenting situation squared away and running smoothly.
Check Your Divorce Order for Deadlines
Regardless of what may be the most important to you personally, you need to prioritize anything you are court-ordered to do. Check your divorce judgment for any deadlines and time limits and make sure they are all in your calendar and that you are working on them. Even if you think you have plenty of time, you may find some tasks are far more complicated than you thought and cannot be put off until the last minute. This can include dividing your home, retirement accounts, and other large assets.
Talk to Your Divorce Lawyer, Make Sure It’s Done Right
You may have expected to be on your own after the divorce was finalized. Don’t be afraid to ask your divorce lawyer for help. If you try to do everything on your own, you can easily wind up making costly mistakes that will haunt you for years to come and undo all the hard work you put into coming to a divorce agreement that you could be satisfied with.
To learn more about moving forward, the right way, after your divorce is final in South Carolina, please call the Law Office of J. Darrell Beckham, LLC, at 800-515-7615 or email us.