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Marshall Davis Brown Jr: Five Ways to Prepare for a Divorce

Friday, May 10, 2013

Five Ways to Prepare for a Divorce

It sort of goes without saying that one should never rush into a divorce, but surprisingly, many people do. In a moment of anger and frustration, it's easy to get overwhelmed, but a divorce is a major life decision. Make sure to prepare yourself beforehand by doing the following:

Talking to a Marriage Counselor.
Are you absolutely certain your issues are unfixable? And if you are, are you sure you're well enough to cope? Both marriage and divorce counseling exist, and they're extremely helpful. They can help you to forgive your spouse (or yourself) and reduce the emotional toll on the situation. You may end up deciding not to get a divorce after all, or you may simply benefit by being more emotionally prepared.

Talking to an Attorney.
There are plenty of knowledgeable attorneys such as Marshall Davis Brown who have been through the process many times. They have seen what divorcees have done wrong to make their situation worse, and they've seen divorcees who have regrets. They can provide you with all the information to ensure that you're prepared for the next step, then let you know how to proceed wisely.

Deciding Whether to Move.
Never pack up and go without talking to an attorney first. It could result in you having to pay more alimony than necessary, or make you unable to collect alimony. It also may be illegal for you to return, even if you decide you wish to. Wait it out in separate rooms until you know the legal implications.

Handle the Heavy Stuff.
If you've been involved with extramarital affairs and are certain you're ready for a divorce, you may want to discuss it with a lawyer before breaking the news to your spouse. Admitting to an affair can greatly affect the legal consequences of your situation – not to mention, in some states, it's illegal.

Safeguard your Assets.
In some cases, one day you could be driving down the street, and the next, your car is taken from you. Have a lawyer help you protect your assets so you're not left with nothing until the divorce is finalized.HHand


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