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Timing matters when you are going to file for a divorce

Deciding that you are leaving your spouse is a huge decision. It is imperative that you don't take the decision lightly. Once you decide that you are ready to call it quits, you have to decide when you are going to take the necessary steps to end the marriage. There are a host of factors that come into the picture that can affect the timing of a divorce. You should make sure that you carefully consider each point to determine if it is the financial aspect of the divorce. You have to think about whether you have enough money or income to become fully independent or not. If the answer is no, you might need to delay the divorce filing so that you have the opportunity to save more money. You also have to think about the assets and debts that you have. We can help you to discover if your soon-to-be ex is hiding financial information from you that could affect the divorce.

Keeping the marital home isn't always ideal

One of the biggest assets that many couples own is their home. When the couples opt to divorce, the question about who gets to keep the house is one that is central to the property division process. It is important that you think carefully about what it means to keep the marital home. Once you think about these important points, you might find that keeping the house isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Creating your divorce support team

Divorce is a difficult process, and it often takes months or even years to come to a resolution and final decree. Legally ending your relationship can take a significant physical, emotional, mental and financial toll. It's important to have a support system around you as you navigate this challenging time. Here are just a few people you'll need along the way.

How is the alimony amount determined?

If you've been told that alimony could be a factor in your divorce, it's normal to have questions about what the amount will be. While this is dependent on the factors specific to your divorce, there are some general rules to be aware of. However, keep in mind that there are no hard and fast formulas for determining alimony, and the courts have a great deal of discretion in what they consider.

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