- If you use a joint bank account, set up an individual account instead. You may also want to cancel or freeze any credit cards held jointly.
- Start building an emergency fund now. Divorce finances can be unpredictable; make sure you have a little stashed back in case something unexpected pops up.
- Avoid making a lot of large purchases or accruing additional debt. Although some expenses are unavoidable, try to hold off on purchasing high-cost items that could add to community debt.
- Consider your job. Will you need to change your hours or change your employment entirely? Start thinking about your employment needs now, dust off your resume, and put out a few feelers.
Although divorce may seem overwhelming, taking a few small steps to prepare can help you feel more in control and save you trouble later on. If you are planning to pursue a divorce in Phoenix, contact a skilled Phoenix family law attorney today at 1-888-929-5292 to schedule a completely free, no-pressure consultation. We would also be happy to send you a FREE copy of our helpful book, Arizona Family Law - How to Handle Tough Issues in Tough Times.