Frequently, divorcing couples make significant decisions based on emotion rather than logic. As seasoned Miami FL divorce attorneys, we've handled numerous contentious divorce cases. Whether your divorce is collaborative, contested, or mutual, we hope this guide provides you with the information you need to get off on the right foot.

Here are three steps you should take prior to filing for divorce: 

Clear Up Your Financial Picture

Before filing for divorce, you should have a clear understanding of your financial situation, such as if you and your spouse have joint accounts, loans, and credit cards. You will be required to divide all marital assets fairly during the divorce proceedings. Discussing your joint finances in advance of filing for divorce is a crucial step toward an amicable split if you and your spouse intend to do so. Make a list of your assets and debts. Make a list of all your valuable possessions, including your homes, vehicles, boats, pension plans, and other valuables.

Should You Move Out of Your Family Home?

Our legal team's go-to response to the most frequent inquiry is to encourage clients to remain in the marital residence unless there is a history of domestic abuse. Moving out could mean losing the ability to negotiate keeping the house if you want to keep it, so carefully consider your options. Think about going over your options with your Miami FL divorce attorney.

Retain a Competent Family Law Attorney

The process of selecting an appropriate Miami family law attorney may seem daunting. Our legal team will work with you to represent your interests, and we will keep you apprised of our planned actions at all times. Our team knows the value of avoiding courtroom battles in divorce cases, unlike some divorce lawyers who are only interested in getting paid.

To learn more about how a Miami family law attorney from Rafool, LLC may be able to help you with your divorce, visit us online or call 305.567.9400.