Preparing for a Possible Divorce

If you think divorce might be possible in your near future, there are certain steps you can take to prepare for a potential case. Whether you might file in a few weeks or months, or you suspect your spouse might file, it can be very helpful to take some time to prepare for a potential case. Doing so can help resolve your case more efficiently in many situations.


First, it is important to take stock of your financial situation. It is a good idea to gather all account information, including:

  • Current bank account balances
  • Investment portfolios
  • Retirement accounts
  • Property titles and values
  • Debts
  • All sources of income

You should also gather personal information, including the Social Security numbers of your spouse and children.

If you have children, it is important to consider what type of custody arrangement might work best for your family. If you believe your spouse might put your child at risk of harm, you should prepare to seek primary custody. Otherwise, it is the reality that you will probably have to share custody with your ex-spouse, and you should think about the best type of shared schedule for your situation.

As soon as divorce is on your radar, you should schedule a consultation with a divorce attorney. Even if you are not necessarily ready to file a petition, a lawyer can give you an idea of how the process works, so you know what expect if the time does arrive to file a case.

Contact a Divorce Lawyer in Bluffton and Hilton Head

The Law Offices of David Parker Geis, LLC, consults with people who are considering a divorce, as well as those involved in a case already. Contact us online or call 843.715.0661 to set up a consultation to learn about the divorce process in South Carolina.