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Key items to include in your divorce checklist

On Behalf of | Apr 5, 2022 | Divorce |

No one ever wants to go through a divorce in Michigan, but it is something that happens all too often. If you are going through a divorce, it is important to have a plan in place. This means having a divorce planning checklist. Some of the most important things this checklist should include are:

Parenting plan

If you have children, you will need to create a parenting plan. This plan should outline how you’ll handle child custody and visitation.

If you are unable to come up with a parenting plan on your own, you can hire a mediator to help. A mediator can help you come to an agreement that is best for your children. It is important to make sure that both parents are on the same page when it comes to raising their children.


During a divorce, finances are often one of the biggest issues. You may need to figure out how to divide up your assets and debts. For instance, if you and your spouse own a home, you may need to decide who will keep the home and who will have to move out, or whether or not you’ll sell it.

You may also need to create a budget for yourself so that you can live comfortably post-divorce. This can be a difficult process, but it is important to make sure that you are fair to both parties.

Legal documents

There are a number of legal documents that you may need to have during a divorce. These documents include your marriage license, your divorce decree and your separation agreement. It is important to make sure that you have these documents so that there is no confusion about your legal status.

If you have a divorce planning checklist, it may make the process much easier. Make sure to include the items above and any other items that are important to you. Having a plan in place may help to ensure that the divorce goes as smoothly as possible.