Divorce may be complex due to its formalities and parties having individual priorities and wishes. Further, besides being emotionally challenging, divorce has financial effects. However, you can manage this process when you are informed about the right moves to make.
Every divorce case is unique and is solved as so, but here are three standard factors to keep in mind to make your work easier.
1. What type of divorce do you want?
If you and your spouse can agree on all major issues, then an uncontested divorce should be your option.
A contested one is necessary when you disagree on one or more critical issues, like custody or support. Nonetheless, even with an amicable divorce, you should get professional guidance to avoid costly mistakes.
2. What is in the best interests of the children?
If you have kids when going through a divorce, you need to make decisions in their best interest. You and your spouse should find the healthiest way and time to tell them about the divorce and help them cope with the new life.
Also, you need to consider child custody, support and visitation. It will help if your kids have a healthy relationship with both parents after the divorce.
3. How will the marital property be divided?
Property division is a vital part of a divorce, and South Carolina is an equitable division state, which means that property is not necessarily split 50/50 but fairly. You should list all your properties and categorize them as marital and separate. Then, work with an expert to find the accurate value of each asset to have an idea of what you may receive.
Assessing the factors discussed above can help you prepare for the divorce process. In addition to these factors, get legal guidance to understand your case in-depth.