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An In-depth Guide to Divorce Planning

Posted by Crissy Del Percio | Nov 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

an in-depth guide to divorce planning

Preparation is key for women contemplating divorce. To successfully navigate through its complexities and take the best strategic approach to their situation, this comprehensive guide offers support to women as they make arrangements for a separation or dissolution.

Financial Awareness

Gaining an in-depth knowledge of your family finances is essential when preparing for divorce. Gathering and organizing all relevant documents such as bank statements, tax returns, and investment portfolios will give a more accurate representation of assets and liabilities during property division proceedings.

Establishing Financial Independence

Financial independence is of vital importance. Women should open individual bank accounts and consider applying for credit in their name, not only will this foster independence but it will provide much-needed stability during and after divorce proceedings.

Documenting Assets and Liabilities

An inventory of assets, liabilities, and debts such as vehicles, real estate, and mortgages can assist in the equitable division of property when divorce proceedings begin. Lawyers may use this documentation as a reference point during negotiations as it streamlines the negotiation process.

Consult Legal Professionals

Consulting with a family law attorney who holds all the relevant credentials can help women gain clarity regarding their rights and responsibilities regarding divorce as well as its potential outcomes. A knowledgeable lawyer can offer guidance regarding issues like child custody, alimony, and property division.

Child Custody Laws 

Women with children should understand child custody laws to advocate for an equitable and suitable arrangement during divorce proceedings. Understanding what factors impact custody decisions is also crucial.

Prioritize Emotional Well-Being

Prioritizing both mental and emotional well-being is vital. Counseling or therapy may assist in helping you navigate the emotional challenges associated with divorce proceedings, as emotional well-being plays an integral part in both personal development and decision-making in divorce proceedings.

Establish a Support System

Building a supportive network during divorce is essential. From support groups and friends to family, having someone there who can offer emotional or any assistance helps women cope more efficiently with divorce proceedings.

Explore Mediation Options

Mediation can be an alternative way of resolving disputes. Mediation provides couples the chance to collaborate toward finding a resolution they both agree on through an outside third-party mediator, thus decreasing legal costs and emotional strain during a contentious divorce.

Protecting Personal Information

Protecting personal information during divorce proceedings is paramount. Be sure to change passwords, protect sensitive documents, and monitor financial accounts to stop unauthorized access from occurring.

Plan for Your Post-divorce Life

Forward-thinking means taking an optimistic view when planning for and preparing for divorce. Setting goals related to personal and professional growth can give you direction after separation, helping ease your transition more seamlessly into the next chapter of life.


When it comes to divorce preparation, women need a multifaceted strategy that includes financial planning, legal advice, emotional support, and future planning. When equipped with all of these resources and knowledge they will feel more empowered and in control during this difficult period. Being proactive helps women face divorce with optimism and resilience for an improved future.

For inquiries related to divorce laws or to hire a legal professional who specializes in divorce here in Kansas City, contact Drama Free Divorce through numbers (816) 615-5555

About the Author

Crissy Del Percio

Crissy Del Percio is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Additionally, she received her undergraduate degrees in Journalism (News and Information) and Communication Studies from the world-renowned home of the Jayhawks – the University of Kansas. She has been practicing law for a decade and spent the first part of her career specializing in helping low-income survivors of domestic violence. Now at Drama-Free Divorce, Crissy enjoys helping people consciously uncouple. She is also a Guardian Ad Litem and domestic mediator. Crissy has won a number of prestigious awards for her work in public service, but you likely recognize her from her acting career, where she is also an award-winner. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her egregiously overpriced dog, Augustus Rodham and knitting. 


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