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Preparing for a divorce

It can take years before people finally have the courage to file for divorce. After all, it isn't a decision that should be made in an abrupt manner. As people prepare to file for divorce, there may be things that can be done to make the process a little easier.

People in Connecticut and beyond would be wise to begin putting money aside. Even though child support and alimony may be awarded in a divorce, it could take some time before that money is available. Until then, people may need to live off of what money in savings they have.

People may think that their social media accounts are harmless. However, that may not always be the case. Residents in Connecticut who are contemplating divorce should close their accounts or remain a silent member. Information that is found on a social media site could be used against a person in court.

Alimony is often a big concern for some people. Without alimony, a person could end up suffering major financial setbacks as a result of a divorce. To be sure alimony is accurately awarded, people would be smart to keep track of their expenses.

As we've recommended before on this blog, meeting with a divorce attorney can be highly beneficial. Meeting with an attorney before filing for divorce may be particularly beneficial. An attorney may be able to help an individual create a plan of action.

Making the decision to marry someone is very significant. The same is true when people decide to divorce their spouse. Because the divorce process can be emotional, the more prepared a person is ahead of time the easier it may be in the end.

Source: Fox Business, "Financial Steps to Take if You're Considering a Divorce," March 12, 2013

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