Thinking about divorce?
Stay calm and get organized.
Just the thought of divorce and the costs of divorce can be extremely stressful. Stress comes primarily from the fear of the unknown. While fear and stress are completely normal, keep reading and learn how to replace both with calm and a plan.
First, you need to know that not all divorces cost a fortune; in fact, divorce can be relatively simple and inexpensive. To achieve a healthy, successful and low-cost divorce, you’ll need to be mindful of yourself and others, control your emotions, and get organized.
Being mindful of yourself and others means focusing on achieving an amicable outcome in which you both “win”. When people lose sight of this collaborative end goal, emotions can take over, leading to conflict that quickly spins the costs of divorce out of control. This is why having an organized approach to your divorce negotiation is so incredibly important. A system of organization serves as the guardrails on your divorce, keeping you and your soon-to-be-ex focused on the finish line while minimizing your conflict and your costs.
Think about it, a large part of your divorce stress is the unknown; not knowing where to start, how to tackle the to-do list, or whether you’ll be financially secure after divorce. So how do you conquer the unknown? You get organized. Getting organized for divorce means breaking the process down into doable steps with an organized to-do list.
Reaching a divorce settlement means dividing all of your property, and agreeing upon a comprehensive parenting plan for your children; but before you start making decisions there is a lot of information to gather. No matter when you do it, early on when just thinking about it or later when you’re in the middle of it, you will have to get organized one way or another. The question is, do you want to do it for yourself as inexpensively as possible, or do you want to pay a divorce professional to get organized for you?
If you’re looking for an easy way to get your divorce organized on your own, SplitSmart.com is for you. SplitSmart provides a structured process for collecting data and documents, staying organized, and making decisions — the guardrails that keep everyone on the path to a healthy divorce.
For the price of a 10-minute phone call with most divorce lawyers, SplitSmart organizes your marital estate into a worksheet that can be used for efficient and transparent settlement discussions. And with SplitSmart walking you through the nuts and bolts of a parenting plan, figuring out custody and child support has never been easier or more peaceful. Whether you’re negotiating directly with your spouse at the kitchen table or preparing for mediation, SplitSmart prepares you so thoroughly that when you choose to hire professional help, your expense is kept to a minimum.
Being organized is the single most important thing you can do for yourself and your family when getting divorced. Organization promotes a mindful approach to divorce negotiations. Organization ensures transparency, promoting the peace of mind that helps everyone keep their emotions in check. Organization keeps you focused on the task at hand. Organization will save you thousands in divorce.
*This post is sponsored by Splitsmart.