Consider evidence before you “storm out”. If you’re on the brink of divorce, it can be tough not to walk out the door when your spouse pushes your buttons, resist the urge, and think of gathering evidence first. “Storming Out” is the classic last straw for many marriages, then comes the call to the attorney.

The attorney asks “do you have <insert document here>” . The client answers, no I left with what I could throw in a backpack.

If you are serious about getting a divorce, then you’ve probably been contemplating it for a while. You should take that time, while you are emotionally wondering “should I…” to take time to collect evidence before you split.

Along with taking pictures of assets, individuals should make copies of account statements and jot down any important numbers. Preparation is key if you hope to come out financially solvent in court.

As always, every situation is unique. This series is intended to “start the thinking process” to take emotive choices out of a hard situation. Everyone’s situation is different, and this is not intended as legal advice. Please, speak to a divorce attorney prior to making any decisions, especially decisions based on a simple blog post. There are many mitigating factors that will go into the final divorce decree.