What can be done to prepare for the dissolution of marriage?

It is usually only after careful consideration that a couple will choose to file for divorce. After the decision is made, it takes both preparation and organization to finalize the dissolution of marriage with a satisfactory settlement. Here are just a few things that can couples in New York and elsewhere can do to prepare for the divorce process.

When ending a marriage, each spouse is likely to experience some financial fallout. Not only can divorce be an expensive process, but dividing the household can really stretch one's budget. To help reduce economic concerns, it is important to carefully review current and projected finances. Doing so will allow each spouse the ability to gain a greater understanding of what he or she may want to achieve in the divorce settlement.

Along with taking into account any economic concerns, couples will also want to discuss how they want to file for divorce. There are traditional and alternative methods, each with pros and cons. Every relationship is unique, and divorce proceedings can be tailored to each individual couple's needs and wishes.

It is not uncommon for a couple, whether they reside in New York or elsewhere, to find that the dissolution of marriage can be difficult and challenging. Going into divorce proceedings prepared and organized, with goals in mind and an idea of future needs, can help move the process along swiftly and smoothly. Legal counsel is available to help at any stage of divorce and will assist the client in achieving the best possible settlement for his or her circumstances.

Source: The Huffington Post, "3 Steps to Prepare for Your Divorce", Adrienne Rothstein Grace, Oct. 22, 2015

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