Divorce is difficult. Military divorce can be even harder to get through than a civilian one. This week, this column will address three things that Alabama residents can do to help make the divorce process easier to deal with and get through.
Tip number one for the week is: go in prepared. Before getting started, it is wise to get all paperwork organized and ready for review. Preparation is key to moving the divorce process along and achieving a fair settlement. Those individuals who are scrambling to gather information about assets are only hurting themselves in the long run.
Tip number two for the week is: consider the value of legal counsel. A DIY divorce may be tempting, but it may do more harm than good. To that end, not all legal counsel is created equal. When going through a military divorce, there are certain aspects of it that are different than the civilian marriage dissolution process. Having an attorney who has experience handling military divorce cases can prove beneficial to one's case.
Finally, tip number three for the week is: take care of oneself. The divorce process can take a while, and it can be extremely stressful. Taking care of oneself and tending to one's own needs is necessary during this time.
Alabama residents who have questions about military divorce and how to best proceed can turn to legal counsel for guidance on the matter. Military divorce and all that comes with it does not have to be a long, drawn-out experience. With the right help in one's corner, an agreeable settlement can be reached in a reasonable time frame.