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The first steps to take when divorce is imminent

On Behalf of | Apr 28, 2023 | Divorce |

The dissolution of a marriage is a nightmare scenario for many people. Spouses never initially expect to divorce, but sometimes it is for the best. After the initial shock of the situation wears off, those in Michigan who find themselves headed for divorce may wonder what steps they need to take to get prepared for the road ahead. Here are some things to do when divorce becomes inevitable.


Most of the time, spouses who are divorcing will no longer be living together. One of the first things to do when heading into a divorce is to secure living arrangements. If there are children present, determine with whom they will reside.

Get a PO box

For those who are changing their living arrangements, it is essential to get a PO box. As soon as divorce becomes inevitable, get a PO box and have mail redirected to it. Having one is a great way to ensure that important paperwork is not lost or sent to the former residence.

Organize paperwork

Gather and organize all paperwork in one place. Be sure to make copies of important documents so that they are not lost. It is also helpful to make a list of all financial assets and accounts to get an idea of how much money is available.

Professional support

Those navigating divorce proceedings should know that they do not have to go through this difficult and confusing experience alone. Hiring an experienced family law attorney can prove invaluable. A knowledgeable legal representative can help any individual in Michigan get through his or her divorce as efficiently as possible while protecting their personal rights.


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