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Your Ultimate Divorce Planner – Getting Practical

Practical Divorce Steps

Your Ultimate Divorce Planner – Getting Practical

Time To Get Practical– Divorce Worksheet

We presume that you have already seen the first in the series, Getting Started. If not you can find it here.

Once the fundamentals of preparing for your divorce are covered, it’s time to take some practical next steps to advance your divorce plans. As always, consult with an attorney prior to taking action on any article on the internet, yes, even articles on our site. Laws change over time, it is important to have an attorney that can help prevent missteps that could cost you your divorce.  

12. Create A New Email Address Specifically For Divorce Correspondence.

When going through a divorce, it is vital to be cautious and organized when communicating with your former spouse. To help ensure that sensitive conversations remain private and secure, creating a new email address specifically for divorce correspondence might be wise. With this separate email account, all emails relating to the legal proceedings will remain in one place, making them easier to reference later if needed.

It is best if both parties involved in the divorce communicate via this separate email address whenever possible. This helps keep track of any communication from attorneys or mediators and discussions between you and your former partner. Additionally, setting up a new email address can prevent accidentally sending confidential information to an incorrect location or individual. Creating a new email address for correspondence related to your divorce is an easy step that can help make sure all information remains secure throughout the process

13. Consider Your Home’s Technology Setup And Proceed With Caution.

While utilizing a private email address makes sense, it is not a foolproof technique for ensuring the security of your messages. If your cell phone and computer system, for example, are backed up to a “family cloud” account, whoever owns the account may be able to access phone numbers you call or text messages you send.

We recommend contacting your computer firm (such as Apple, Dell, etc.) and mobile carrier provider (such as Verizon, T-Mobile, etc.) to find out if your computer or cell phone has been hijacked. We also urge that you ask them whether there are any other steps you can take to protect yourself online.

Secure any passwords for shared accounts (particularly financial accounts) and personal ones (such as social media accounts). Change the passwords to all of your personal accounts.

14. Protect Your Privacy On Social Media.

social media and divorce

Nothing regarding your divorce should be shared on social media. It has the potential to be exploited against you. Furthermore, it is no one’s business except your own.

Social media can be a double-edged sword during a divorce. On the one hand, it allows us to stay connected with friends and family to help us cope with the stress of separation. On the other hand, it can make us vulnerable to our divorcing partner, who may use the information we share against us in court proceedings. To protect your privacy on social media during divorce, here are a few tips that you should follow.

First and foremost, secure your accounts with strong passwords and keep them private. Avoid using easily predictable passwords such as birthdays or anniversaries and instead opt for something more secure that is difficult to guess. To further protect yourself, consider setting up two-factor authentication so only you can access your accounts.

Next, review your security settings across your social accounts and limit who can see what posts or images you are sharing online.

15. Get A Post Office Box So Vital Mail Can Be Delivered To A Private Safe Address.

Getting a post office box is a necessary step during the divorce process. It provides an extra layer of privacy, security, and protection against unwanted contact from the former spouse. The post office box also allows critical mail to be delivered to a secure address that can be kept private.

Divorces can bring out the worst in people, and emotions are high, so it’s crucial to protect yourself by having a physical address other than your home where you can receive vital documents such as court orders or notices related to your divorce. By getting a post office box, you don’t need to worry about former spouses showing up at your home or leaving messages for you at your place of work.

Having a safe space for receiving mail is one way of protecting yourself during such an emotionally charged time.

Give your lawyer the address. If you can’t afford a PO Box, ask a friend or family member if your lawyer can send documents to their house.


In conclusion,divorce is a difficult process for anyone to go through. However, by taking the time to thoughtfully consider your assets, finances, and goals for the future, you can make the divorce process a little less daunting. With the help of this divorce worksheet, you can create an actionable plan that will provide direction during divorce proceedings and even after they’re finalized. Taking the time to plan ahead can be extremely helpful in navigating this challenging period and focusing on positive growth afterwards.

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