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Keep Track of Paperwork and Change Passwords as Divorce Approaches

Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 17, 2012 - There are a lot of painful emotions that come out during a divorce and many of them linger. One of the few things people can control during these difficult times is the financial paperwork they will need to make their lives easier in the coming months and years.

“One of the first things to do is to get a new power of attorney,” said Brandon divorce lawyer Joshua Law. “Your ex probably had it before and your new power of attorney will nullify the old one. It can now be your parents or your sibling or whomever.”

Another important step is to change all of the passwords to your social networking sites, your bank accounts and anything that has any personal information about you, Law said. “New passwords will protect you during the divorce proceedings and afterward.”

Filing for taxes can be tricky because whether to file jointly will depend on where the divorce proceedings are in the process and how it will affect each member of the couple monetarily, Law said. “Fighting over how to do the taxes may be instinctive, but it is rarely useful.”

It also is critical to get a new will written right away. “This can be more important if a client has children that will need a guardian, but a new will should be near the top of a person’s list after a divorce.”

The guardian may be chosen in part by the mediation process between the couple, but if not it will likely be the decision of the parent who gets custody of the child or children.

To learn more or to contact a Brandon child custody attorney or a Brandon divorce attorney, visit http://www.brandonlawoffice.com.

Osenton Law Office, PA
500 Lithia Pinecrest Road
Brandon, Florida 33511
Call: (813) 654-5777

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