There often comes a time when life seems to spiral out of control. There are multiple decisions that need to be made, and the California resident just is not sure what steps need to be taken. Feelings of uncertainty and anxiety can be overwhelming at these times, especially if a divorce is involved.

Experienced guidance can be crucial in keeping on track during this stressful time. There are numerous questions that need to be answered and documents that need to be reviewed prior to making any final decisions. For example, what lifestyle adjustments will need to be made and what should be done with the house are often two of the questions that plague the individual. Other questions regarding health insurance, life insurance, retirement accounts and Qualified Domestic Relations Orders will also need to be addressed.

This is also a time when it is important to keep track of certain documents. Tax returns, bank account statements and credit card statements may come in handy later on. While these are important, there is no need to become concerned if they are not available — an attorney can request them if necessary. Additionally, if individual checking and credit accounts have not already been established, the individual will want to consider doing so.

Like other major decisions and turning points in life, divorce can be stressful for the California resident. However, once the necessary steps have been taken, the individual will be free to start over and create the life he or she desires. Experienced legal counsel is available to assist with that first step and the necessary steps that will follow.