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Think financially during a divorce

The end of a marriage is a challenge for everyone involved. The process can be emotionally draining and full of lifestyle adjustments. A divorce can also be financially draining, but there are some common ways to diminish the financial effects of ending a marriage. A Florida resident facing a marital dissolution may want to take steps to avoid additional problems as he or she goes through what can be a trying time. 

One of the financial considerations of divorce can be the expense of paying legal fees. One way that some individuals choose to keep costs lower is to use an alternative dispute resolution approach. By working with an attorney and the soon-to-be ex-spouse during a mediation process, the individual gets a chance to reduce costs and reach a friendlier agreement with the other party. If an amicable solution isn't possible, then litigation may be the answer, but this method is typically more costly. 

There are many issues at play during the end of a marriage. The right timing can possibly help an individual who will need to sell a home after a divorce. The right knowledge can help a person get a fair and equitable share of the marital assets, for example, and a good understanding of shared finances will aid negotiations. The right support will help a person process the feelings of divorce, but one may wish to choose a counselor instead of a divorce lawyer for emotional venting.

A divorce can be a challenge for many people. Some Florida residents may be wondering where they can turn during such a taxing procedure. Many choose to use an experienced family law attorney for legal aid during the undertaking. 

Source:, "Confessions of a divorce lawyer", Lisa Scherzer, Feb. 27, 2018

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