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Creating a Post-Divorce Checklist

In Separation & Divorce by Elizabeth Stephenson

From start to finish, the divorce process can be a long journey. That’s why when a divorce decree is entered, it is an incredible relief and an opportunity to move in your new direction. While you can certainly celebrate, it is important to understand that there is work to be done following your divorce. For your benefit, we have created a checklist of some essential post-divorce actions. Follow your property division order. Work closely with your divorce lawyer to make sure that all marital property is divided and transferred in accordance with your order. Make sure that all joint accounts are cancelled — Although this has likely already happened during the separation or divorce proceedings, double check every account you have, to make sure that you are the sole account …