Before Your Divorce

  • Identify your goals and priorities.

  • Know your family’s annual income and identify your expenses.

  • Make a list of your assets, and assess your family’s debts. Gather financial documents.

  • Contact your and your spouse’s employers to learn about employee benefits.

  • Determine where you will live after separation.

  • Start saving money now.

  • Check your credit score and begin taking steps to improve it, if necessary.

  • Know your divorce options and assemble a “divorce team.”

  • Start a divorce file, and document everything.