Not only do you want to make certain there are no surprises on your credit report, it is also important that you establish a list of liabilities that need to have your name or your ex's name removed from them per your divorce decree. Be vigilant! Don't assume that your ex has your back.
You know the phrase, "fight or flight?" When you're about to walk into a party alone, forget the fight, let's just go with flight. You want to hide. You're terrified. Your gut flips over the dread of what to say when people ask how you're doing.