Your divorce is final, and now it’s time to move on with your life. That’s what you want to do, anyway — except that your lawyer, family, and other people you’re close to insist there are a few loose ends to tie up. But what exactly is there to tie up? The divorce is over.
Yes, your divorce is final. And your team here at Christman | Daniell applauds you for wanting to take a deep breath, relax, and look positively toward the future. But this next phase of your life after divorce can’t begin or get off on the right foot until you check a few more boxes off the old to-do list. So pay attention to what’s below.
4 Important To-Do Items After Your Divorce Is Final
Follow through with legal loose ends
In many family cases, the divorce decree merely makes your divorce official. But occasionally, the judge will ask you or your former spouse to complete special requests or terms of divorce they might have handed down. Thankfully, this is one important to-do item your family attorney won’t let you overlook. So read the divorce decree carefully and complete whatever is asked of you as quickly as possible.
Update your documents
This includes everything from changing your last name and address on your driver’s license to updating your estate planning documents and amending bank accounts, insurance policies, credit cards, business ownerships, beneficiaries on retirement accounts, tax withholding paperwork at work, tax forms, etc. A good rule of thumb is to grab a notepad and paper and jot down as many of these items as you can early in the process so that you don’t forget. If you aren’t sure what applies to you or where to start, talk to your attorney, CPA, and/or financial advisor.
Update your credit accounts
To piggyback off the previous to-do item after your divorce is final. You must contact your creditors to remove you or your spouse from an account so that you (or they) don’t incur any additional debt.
Transfer ownership of property
You may have to work directly with your former spouse to ensure everything goes smoothly with this to-do item after your divorce is final. The biggest thing most people automatically think of is transferring ownership of their home to a single owner. But this is true for various property that may have been impacted by the divorce (cars, vacation homes, etc.).
Christman | Daniell, has a unique and refreshing approach to the often turbulent and emotionally stressful disputes arising in the context of divorce, child custody, and other family law cases. Our firm anchors its representation and legal advice in principles and philosophies that focus on the long-term best interests of children and families. We are committed to supporting and guiding you through the dark days of marital discord and crisis.
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