The Ultimate Divorce Toolkit: 18 Helpful Tools to Survive and Thrive After a Split
Since founding Connatser Family Law in 2013, prominent Dallas divorce attorney Aubrey Connatser and her associates, family law attorneys Abby Gregory, Christine Powers Leatherberry and Alissa Castro have shared insight and advice on the firm’s blog and in television, radio and newspaper interviews.
After years of experience representing clients in the Texas family court, we understand that going through a divorce can be overwhelming. So we created a comprehensive Divorce Toolkit with 10 categories and 18 helpful tools to help ease stress and streamline the divorce process.
Use this handy Divorce Toolkit to learn:
- How to hire a divorce attorney.
If you are contemplating divorce or are ready to file for divorce, seek out an experienced divorce attorney who is a good fit for YOU and your circumstances. Check out this handy infographic Essential 9-Step Guide to Hiring a Divorce Attorney to learn more.
- How to get a handle on divorce basics.
Wondering what common questions people ask about divorce? What questions they don’t ask but should? Our post, The Top 12 Things You Need to Know About Divorce in Texas, covers most of the bases. (If you don’t live in Texas, consult an attorney in the state where you reside.)
- How much alimony you can expect to receive or pay.
Alimony isn’t a given in a Texas divorce. In fact, the courts typically expect both parties to eventually support themselves following divorce. We cover 11 things you need to know about alimony in Texas in this past post. (Again, contact an attorney in your state if you don’t reside in Texas.)
- Tips on how to avoid tax and financial woes during divorce.
We asked our colleague Todd Amacher, J.D., MBA, CPA, CFP,® CDFA (TM), to share tax and financial insight in this helpful post, Divorce and Taxes: 5 Essential Tips for Avoiding Future Financial Woes.
- How to manage emotional duress during divorce.
We know, going through a divorce can be trying. This is true for the divorcing parties and their children as well. We’ve covered mental health issues on several occasions and encourage you to check out these insightful posts:
- Emotions Run Sky High During Divorce: 5 Ways to Stay Grounded
- 7 Sanity Saving Tips for Working Moms (and Dads)
- 5 Valuable Resources to Help Kids Cope When Parents Split
- The best ways to co-parent in a peaceful and supportive fashion.
At Connatser Family Law, we always say, “Kids come first.” We encourage parents to put their differences aside and focus on the best interests of their children. Co-parenting is another topic we cover regularly in our blog. A few helpful posts include:
- 10 Essential Tips for Successful Co-Parenting Following Divorce
- 12 Back-to-School Tips for Newly Divorced Parents
- Recently Divorced? 6 Tips to Make the Season Bright for Your Kids During the Holidays
- Steps to take to survive contentious custody battles.
Unfortunately, divorcing couples don’t always play nice during divorce and custody battles. In the following two posts, we interviewed two clients who survived and thrived contentious custody disputes. Read their inspiring stories for insight:
- 5 Crucial Steps Dads Should Take to Get Custody in Texas
- You Don’t Need to Be Rosie O’Donnell to End Up in a Nasty Same-Sex Custody Fight
- How you can maintain privacy during high-profile divorce and child custody disputes.
If you’re getting divorced in Texas, you’ll be happy to learn that Texas family courts value privacy, especially when children are involved. It’s often easier to seal divorce records here than in other states.
Learn how a divorce attorney can help you keep divorce records private in this post we wrote about Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s 2015 divorce.
- Insight on the pros and cons of collaborative divorce.
If you and your partner want to take a kinder and gentler approach to divorce, you may want to consider going the collaborative route. Collaborative divorces can also afford a higher degree of privacy, but they aren’t the best option for everybody. Check out the following two posts to learn more:
- Dallas Divorce Lawyer Shares 5 Compelling Reasons to Consider Collaborative Divorce in Texas
- Collaborative Is a Great Option for Some, 3 Scenarios When You Should Think Twice
- The dos and don’ts of technology, the cloud and social media during divorce.
What you say and do on social media and the cloud can be held against you during a divorce. Naiveté about technology can also compromise your privacy and safety. Scrutinize these posts closely before you email, text, call or share:
- Don’t Let the Cloud Scuttle Your Divorce – 9 Vital Tips
- Contemplating Divorce? 10 Critical Social Media Dont’s You Need to Know
- Social Media, Smartphones and Divorce. A Dangerous Combination?
Contact a reputable family law attorney for personalized advice
If you are considering divorce, take steps to hire an experienced divorce attorney – who is a good fit for YOU – as soon as possible. He or she can provide advice specific to your circumstances and develop a strategy to attain your goals.
Since founding Connatser Family Law in 2013, Aubrey Connatser and team have firmly established the next in a line of great Texas divorce and family law firms. To learn more about divorce and child custody in Dallas and Collin Counties, please call 214-306-8441 to speak confidentially with a knowledgeable and compassionate member of the Connatser Family Law team.
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