If you are going through a divorce and have a storage unit at a facility like Stadium Storage, there's a good chance that both your name and the name of your spouse are on the unit so that you could both access it easily. If this is the case, you are going to need to take some steps to make sure that the storage unit doesn't become a battleground for your divorce and that you can retrieve everything that you need to get. Here are some tips for doing so.

1. If Your Divorce is Amicable

If your divorce is amicable, then you are likely going to be able to work out what is in your storage unit yourself. You and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse can simply go to the storage unit together or separately and make sure that each party leaves with their respective items. You can also take this time to decide what items neither of you want and get rid of them at that point. If either of you want the storage unit, this is the time now to transfer ownership of the unit solely to the person who wants to keep it. 

2. If Your Divorce is Not Amicable

If your divorce is not amicable, you will need to act fast. If you are both on the storage unit lease, it is possible for your soon-to-be-ex-spouse to have your name dropped from the lease so that you no longer have access. If you try to gain access after your name is removed from the storage lease, you will need to challenge it in court, which could result in a total freeze of your unit.

Your first step is to call the storage unit center and ask them to put a hold on your lease, meaning that no changes can be made. They will likely be happy to do this. Then, you will need to go to the storage unit and take out your personal possessions. Make a list of all of the items that you took. You will be able to keep whatever belonged to you before your marriage without any problems, so any furniture or other items that you inherited are safe. Do not take any of your soon-to-be-ex-spouse's personal possessions or else that could cause you trouble. Be sure that you approach your lawyer and the opposition's lawyer about this particular development. 

For more information, talk to your storage unit provider. They will be able to speak to your lawyer directly.