facing head-on towards an unwanted divorce?
wondering what the first steps are to seeking a divorce?
just served divorce papers and not sure what to do next?
wondering what you’ll need? what you’ll say to a lawyer?
feeling unprepared and unorganized?
Yet, want to see the best results for you and your kids, after divorce?
When I went through my divorce in 2013, I had no idea the paperwork I’d have to fill out, the information I’d need to collect, or the questions I should be asking to help me achieve the best outcome, during and after divorce.
I was a jumbled mess of emotions and disorganization!
I took my newly served divorce papers to the first lawyer who could get me in. I had no idea what she’d need from me or if she was even prepared to take my case… but out of desperation I hired her and trusted her to give me all of the answers.
Towards the end of the divorce process, I started to realize that I was in the dark about most everything.
In my stress and unwillingness to accept what was happening, I had handed our future over to someone I barely knew. I had not asked the right questions, I didn’t know what I needed, and I trusted someone else to hold every important paper.
It wasn’t until after my divorce was final and I had to go back to court for a dispute that I realized… I was not prepared or ready to handle this court appearance with confidence.
That’s when I created my… Divorce Binder.
I credit my binder for showing the court that I wasn’t a hot mess, as they probably thought I was during my divorce… but a strong woman who was ready, organized, and willing to defend her case.
I pulled the needed documentation out of my binder with confidence and assurance that I was well prepared for anything that should happen now… or in the future.
I believe you can be well prepared to go to court, present the needed paperwork, and stand up for what is right and fair… with confidence knowing you have everything you need right in front of you!
What’s included (all standard 8.5″ x 11″):
- Divorce Binder Cover x2 (with a title and without)
- Divider Inserts x4 (Prepare, To-Do Lists, Financial, Notes)
- Needed Important Papers checklist
- What’s Most Important to Me checklist
- Court Dates sheet
- To Do List checklist x2 (partially filled + completely blank sheets)
- Prepare to Talk to Lawyer checklist (partially filled w/helpful information)
- Questions to Ask Lawyer checklist (mostly blank sheet)
- Important Contact Numbers sheet
- Important Contact Emails sheet
- Lined blank checklist sheet
- Household Expenses Collector sheet x2 (common expenses + completely blank sheets)
- Home Inventory (Possessions) sheet
- Reimbursement Tracker sheet
- Alimony Tracker sheet
- Documents Tracker sheet
- Notes sheet x2 (two different choices)
Divorce is a very stressful, busy time… take one stress off your plate with this digital toolkit…
All you need is the binder!
I love that this gives me the encouragement and confidence to begin to take hold of this [divorce] process. I feel like having the printouts are powerful for me and give me strength, to print out and pursue getting all the documents you suggested in the files in one place. I think it also helps me be more organized and show my lawyer that while I am a stay at home homeschool mom, I am also smart, organized, capable, and a good cause to get behind because I have a vision for my family and the ability to carry out that vision. – Brooke
I am near the end of my divorce and would have loved this in the beginning as a way to get organized! I have used it to write down names, numbers, and questions and thoughts. I keep it with my divorce folder that has all of my stuff in it. Like I said, I wish I would have had this in the beginning of my divorce to get organized but it has helped me by keeping everything in one place. – Sonya
About the Author:
Jen transitioned her homeschool blog (started in 2011) into a divorce healing blog in 2014-2015, after her own divorce, to empower Christian women who were struggling to survive an unwanted divorce, to reclaim their hope, seek God for healing, and live in peace, thriving after divorce. Jen is the author of the book, You Can Survive Divorce, a speaker, a divorce mentor, and she shares her wisdom on YouTube – talking about abuse and divorce recovery.
Jen uses her story of survival after divorce to encourage others that they too can survive… and even thrive… after divorce. What others had planned to use to hurt Jen, she plans to repurpose to save many lives.