Your Post Divorce Checklist

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In some ways, the finalization of a divorce is the beginning of a new era of your life. A major relationship has officially ended and all of the issues of property, child custody, and support have been decided. While you have worked hard to get to this point, there remain several steps that every newly divorced person should take to move forward well.

  1. Review your order with your attorney. This is a must, as your orders contain many must-know details regarding child custody, property division, alimony, and child support. Knowing your rights and responsibilities will help you enforce your rights and live up to your obligations. Your attorney will also guide you through the remaining steps necessary to carry out the terms of your orders.
  2. Get a physical and digital copy of your orders and keep them somewhere safe. Financial institutions, health insurance providers, employers, retirement account companies, schools, and other entities will require your orders to make various status changes. Further, if you are in disagreement regarding children, property, or money with your former spouse, your orders will guide how the dispute should be resolved.
  3. Comply with court orders. Your orders are legally binding and enforceable in court. If you violate them, you risk upsetting the court, contempt proceedings, and sanctions. Speak with your attorney if you do not believe you can comply with your order or if you would like to explore whether a modification of your orders is possible.
  4. Make sure ALL of your accounts affect your change in marital status. While many joint accounts have already been closed, make a complete list of all accounts and memberships and make sure that you remove yourself or that your spouse is removed. This can include utilities, cell phone family plans, credit cards, reward programs, gym memberships, an Amazon account, Netflix, etc.
  5. Monitor your credit reports. You want to make sure that your former spouse is not accidentally or intentionally taking on debt in your name.

Family Attorneys at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P.

If you are interested in a divorce, you need to consult with an experienced family law attorney to understand your rights. Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P. provide high-level family law representation to men and women in Nevada. Our attorneys are smart, experienced, and thoughtful. We understand the magnitude of this moment in your life and want to stand by you. Contact Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. at (775) 227-2280 to schedule a consultation or contact our office through our website.

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