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Take care of your finances during a divorce

Many people think about the emotional aspects of a divorce when they are first thrust into that situation. Instead of doing this, you need to ensure that you are taking steps to protect your finances through the process of legally ending the marriage. This doesn't have to be difficult, but it will take an effort on your part.

Plan carefully for the division of retirement accounts in divorce

People who have pensions or other retirement accounts will typically have to divide them during a divorce. While other assets are handled through the property division process, these types of accounts have special considerations. When you are splitting up a retirement or pension account, the court needs to issue a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO). This legal document is prepared by your attorney and filed with the court. It then must be approved by the plan administrator. We know this might sound like a difficult process, but we are here to help you with it.

Think about how you can balance property division decisions

Going through a divorce isn't anything that is going to be easy. You have to take the time to evaluate your future and figure out how you can make the best out of a difficult situation. While you might need to work through the terms of the divorce, you also need to work through your own thoughts and emotions. Trying to figure out everything during a tumultuous time can be a challenge, but if you meet it head on, you might find that you fare better.

Taking divorce step-by-step can reduce stress

Determining that your marriage is over is a complicated matter. Once you decide that you are going to file for divorce, you need to make sure that you are taking steps to protect yourself. If you have children, you also need to make sure that they are getting what they need. This can be hard when you are already struggling to care for yourself.

Divorcing around the holidays isn't easy

The holiday season is a fun, yet stressful one, for most people. One thing that can make this even more challenging is if you find out that you are going to go through a divorce now. Since there is a 60-day waiting period for divorces, you aren't going to be divorced by Christmas even if the petition is filed today. We know that you might not want this hanging over your head for the rest of the year.

Divorcing an addict might be necessary

Being married to an addict is difficult. Making the decision to divorce one is just as hard. People might try to tell you that you can't just walk away from the person who has the problem. The truth is that you might have to walk away for your own health.

Complex property division matters must be worked through

Divorce is a time that will try your patience. Even if you don't have children together, you and your ex might have a lot of decisions to make just because of the property division process. Some couples have amassed quite a portfolio of assets and just as many debts. These situations can lead to very complex needs. We know that you might be ready to just get everything over with; however, you shouldn't let your desire for a speedy divorce mean that you walk away with less than you deserve.

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