When you got married, you probably had high hopes and never thought your marriage would end in divorce. However, more than 40 percent of marriages end within the first 15 years. This makes it very important to know your rights when you are facing a divorce.

This video explains a few key steps you should take when preparing to file for divorce. First, get your business and personal paperwork together before filing. This includes confirmation of all your assets and debts. Second, when filing the paperwork, you should specify who gets what to ensure that it is recorded in the divorce decree. Then, you must negotiate child custody and support payments if you have minor children. Finally, you will have to work out alimony arrangements with your spouse.

There are strict requirements for filing divorce paperwork, and a failure to follow these requirements can lead to a rejection of your petition. With attorneys admitted to the bar in New York and New Jersey, The Law Firm of Walter K. Schreyer can help. To speak with a family lawyer about your rights regarding divorce, call at (888) 511-2837.