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August 2019 Archives

Shared family values can benefit children during a divorce

Many people who are going through a divorce have children, so they have to make sure that they are putting the needs of the children first. One thing that might be beneficial in these cases is to come up with a list of family values that are going to govern life in both homes. These can provide the foundation upon which stability for the child is built so that they have what they need to thrive.

Dividing up sentimental items when you divorce

For a lot of couples, it's not that hard to divide the marital assets. They can quickly agree about how to handle the house, the bank accounts, the pensions and any investments. These days, many spouses either enter into marriage with a prenuptial agreement or have roughly equal separate income and investments. The big problem isn't centered around how to split the "big" things. It's the little things -- those with sentimental value -- that become hard to divide.

View divorce as a fresh start for you and your kids

One thing that you have to remember when you are going through a divorce is that you have to take care of yourself. It is easy to become so consumed with what's going on that you can't focus on making decisions that are in your best interests. If you have children, it is imperative that you take the time to take care of yourself because they need you.

Balance property division terms and your emotional health

Trying to figure out how to divide things in a divorce can be challenging. This is definitely the case when you are cutting ties from someone who is controlling. For some people, the reality of their life is that they have been limited in earning and opportunity for the duration of the marriage. Their soon-to-be ex is now using that to try to limit what they can walk away with during the divorce.

Some pensions are protected from property division

When you are going through a divorce, you might have to take steps to protect your pension. While there isn't a good chance that you will walk away with 100% of it, there might be some hope for keeping your financial security intact. Before you automatically sign half of your pension away, think about these points.

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