Are You Thinking About Getting A Divorce?
Marriage and divorce are highly personal subjects. Only you can decide the right option for your situation. However, it is important to make a fully informed decision. Knowing the risks, benefits and potential outcomes can give you confidence in your choice.
I, Kurt T. Richards, can confidentially discuss the possibility of a divorce with you at a consultation. The decision to divorce a spouse can change your life, which is why I give careful guidance to my New York clients.
Taking Time For Careful Planning Is Key
Waiting until the right time to get divorced may be in your best interests. From the time you first consider divorce to the moment you give notice to your spouse, you can position yourself well both financially and mentally.
In the time leading up to a divorce, there are many actions that could impact the final results, including:
- Changing your job
- Making any big purchases
- Earning or beginning to pursue a degree
- Applying to receive Social Security or government benefits
- Opening new retirement accounts
Depending on your situation, you might want to wait until after your divorce to do some of these tasks. For example, a new degree could raise your earning potential, but not necessarily your earnings, which could lower your share of assets in a property division ruling.
Fully planning for a divorce may take a few years to reach the most advantageous outcome. Although the divorce process can be challenging, I am dedicated to solving problems along the way.
It is vital to work with a qualified divorce attorney if you want to avoid costly mistakes. As your lawyer, I can help you obtain temporary spousal or child support, locate hidden marital property, protect you from unfair settlements and more.
Get Reliable Advice And Support
Taking the time to weigh your options can give you a clear sense of direction during a potentially confusing time. If you are considering divorce, but you aren’t sure if you want to proceed, call 718-720-1000 or email me in Staten Island.
I will not pressure you into a decision. Instead, I will answer your questions and give honest advice. Your first consultation is free, discrete and under no obligation.