How To Protect Your Credit During Divorce

At The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C., we believe it is important to educate you about your divorce and how it may affect your future. One thing many people fail to consider is how divorce will impact their credit and financial goals.

Our lawyers have more than 40 years of experience helping people in Wheaton and throughout DuPage, DeKalb, Kendall, Kane and Will counties through divorce. We will educate you about how divorce impacts your future and help you develop a plan to protect your financial goals.

Protecting Your Credit During Divorce

You are able to request a free copy of your credit report once a year. Take advantage of this and request a copy to make sure you know about all accounts in your name or that you share with your spouse.

Here are some tips to help you protect your credit during divorce:

  • Learn about your financial accounts and debts
  • Create a budget for life after divorce
  • Remove spouse as authorized user of your credit cards
  • Open new checking and savings bank accounts in your name
  • Keep track of any remaining open joint accounts
  • Keep paying your bills on time

In Illinois, you are required to fill out a financial affidavit to account for your assets and liabilities. We can help you fill out this form and make sure it is completed accurately.

Guiding You Through Your Divorce

Our attorneys will assist with all aspects of your divorce. We can help you effectively plan for divorce and advise you through the proceedings so you know what to expect. Our firm is known for providing personalized attention to each client. We care about helping you through this difficult chapter in your life, and we are here to make the process less stressful.

Contact Our Lawyers

Our lawyers have more than 110 years of combined experience. Let us help start protecting your credit and planning for your future. To arrange a consultation, call 630-462-9500 or send us an email.