Your divorce is final, and your new life is right in front of you. Now what? After a divorce, no matter how stressful or amicable it may have been, you may be at a loss for what to do next. A quick peek at our handy checklist below will help you know what to do after your divorce.
Make sure to get both hard and electronic copies of your final divorce decree and any other essential documents having to do with your divorce. Should you need them, having the copies readily available will help in the long run.
Make Necessary Changes
Although you have probably been in the process of changing your name, address, and accounts, make sure you’ve covered all your bases. Close that joint account that was never used. Update the name and auto pay on all your bills. And make sure your name is no longer on anything that is not your responsibility.
Create New Plans
You may need to update your will, budget, and retirement plans to accommodate your new single life. Make sure you get this done as soon as possible. Especially if all of these plans were set up with your spouse in mind.
Don’t forget to relax, take good care of yourself and enjoy your new life!
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