What You Should Do Promptly Once You Know It’s Over

When it hits you that your marriage is not going to make it, no matter how distraught you are, it’s important to take care of business while you may still have the opportunity.

  1. Ensure that you have some liquid cash flow from marital assets

  2. If possible, take measures to secure your accounts, so that your partner doesn’t clean everything out

  3. Make sure you will receive copies of all account statements as they are issued

  4. Gather copies of important financial records ans store them in a safe place

  5. Secure your personal items

  6. Consult an attorney about your rights

  7. Consider notifying your children’s school or daycare provider about the change in your children’s family life

  8. Maintain your personal safety

  9. If your partner is civilized, maintain a dialog

Read more in this Australian News article: It pays to act quickly after divorce.