On behalf of Cobert, Haber & Haber Attorneys at Law posted in Divorce on Thursday, March 9, 2017.
People in New York should plan their divorces carefully so they can avoid making mistakes that can impact them in the long run. Ending a relationship is never easy, but with the right amount of preparation, it is possible to minimize the negative effects so that the desired outcome is achieved.
Not getting a separation agreement
Separation agreements can help to make the divorce transition easier to handle for many people, especially if there are temporary child support and alimony orders in place. Sometimes divorces can take longer to resolve because of flaring tempers, disagreements and other issues. Documenting all verbal agreements can ensure that both parties honor their obligations.
Not dealing with their finances
It is important for separating spouses to get their personal finances in order before they file for divorce. According to Forbes.com, they should check their credit histories and clean them up. They should also pay off their joint accounts, close them and establish separate accounts. They should also learn better money management skills so they can maintain a quality of life that is similar to what they had before their divorces. They should also take measures to improve their financial worthiness to make life after divorce less burdensome.
Not working through things themselves
All too often emotions run rampant and couples stop talking to each other once divorce is on the table. To avoid lengthy divorce proceedings and to increase the chances of maintaining a positive and healthy relationship for the sake of their children, separating couples should try to work things out through mediation first, states LearnVest.com. Mediation provides an opportunity for both parties to resolve their situations with minimal court involvement.
Divorcing couples who take the time to plan their divorces out can minimize the negative consequences. They can also increase the chances of a favorable outcome for their situations.
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