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Ten Things You Must Do Before Filing for Divorce

There’s more to filing for divorce than simply submitting your complaint to the court. In this article for lawyers.com, I give ten tips will help you achieve a better outcome in your divorce.

First step:

Be Certain You Want to Get Divorced

While this may seem obvious, the decision to get divorced is an emotional one, and shouldn’t be made when you’re feeling overly emotional. Make sure you’ve exhausted all hope of reconciliation before you file for divorce. Once you’ve served your spouse with divorce papers, it can be difficult to go back on that decision, even if you’ve changed your mind. The court can grant a divorce even if only one spouse wants to end the marriage. If you’d still like to give marital counseling a try, do so before you file for divorce.

Read the rest of the list at lawyers.com.