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Divorce requires emotional, financial preparation

| Jul 23, 2020 | Divorce |

People in Arizona may be eager to rush into the dissolution of their marriages if they do not find fulfillment in their marriages. However, the process of divorce can quickly become overwhelming. For this reason, it is wise for people who are contemplating divorce to make the necessary financial and emotional preparations for it ahead of time.

For instance, from an emotional standpoint, it may behoove divorcing individuals to consult mental health professionals early on in the marital dissolution process. These professionals can help them to seek purpose and meaning throughout their divorce journeys. In this way, those who are getting divorced can avoid engaging in self-blame.

In addition, from a financial standpoint, divorcing parties would be wise to become educated on every aspect of their monetary affairs. This includes reviewing recent joint account statements, bills and tax returns. The information gleaned from a financial review can help with making informed decisions regarding matters such as property division and alimony, for example.

Divorce is far from being a simple process, no matter how amicable it may seem at the outset. However, an attorney in Arizona can provide guidance with making important financial decisions as well as decisions related to child support and child custody, for example. The attorney can help with navigating these issues outside of court or can litigate these issues at divorce trial if necessary. The attorney’s main goal is to make sure that his or her client’s best interests are protected at each step of the divorce proceeding.

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