List of Actions to Take After a Divorce

The divorce was finalized. You give a sigh of relief. No more papers to fill out, no more documents to complete, no more red tape. Well, not to be trusted. Even after the final decision, there are certain steps you should take to carry out the provisions of the divorce decree and make sure that the legal aspects of your life reflect your new status as a single). The following list can serve as a reminder of what still remains to be done. Not every point may apply to your case, but certainly there are tasks that require your immediate attention.

  • Divide all of the property as stated in the divorce decree.
  • Then the scriptures in stating that you are waiving your(s) property(ies), and that transfers the title of property to your former spouse, as was stated in the divorce decree; or make sure that your spouse do the same.
  • Change the invoices of their vehicles to reflect the changes of ownership that were established in the divorce decree.
  • Notify the insurance company of your car on the changes of driver, and owner address.
  • Make sure that your name is cleared of any loan or debt that is no longer your responsibility.
  • If you change your name [to go back to the single(a)] as a result of the divorce, notify all credit bureaus and collection on this change.
  • If you move, notify all credit bureaus and collection regarding your change of address.
  • Notify the Social Security Administration about your change of name.
  • Request a new drivers license with your new name and your new address on it.
  • Change your name on bank accounts and checks or open new accounts that are solely in your name.
  • Change your address on bank accounts and checks.
  • Apply for credit in your name
  • Remove your spouse’s name in their lyrics, lease or mortgage.
  • Change the beneficiary on your insurance policy, if it is permissible in the act of divorce.
  • Get a life insurance policy in which includes your spouse and their child(ren) as beneficiaries, to ensure that the support to continue, if this is a requirement of the divorce decree.
  • Type a new testament.
  • Fill out all the documentation of COBRA to ensure that you continue to have health insurance, or make sure that your ex-spouse do the same.
  • Make sure that the Order of Qualified Domestic Relations (QDRO) to run and implement, if this is required in the divorce decree.
  • Run all the actions required in your divorce decree.
  • Pay all costs of maintenance when required.
  • If you change jobs, notify your new employer of the child support order that ordered the court, (if this is required by the law) to make the withdrawal automatic from your salary.
  • Keep your calendar of visits with their children.