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Prepare for your divorce by knowing some basic tips

The end of a marriage is emotionally and physically trying. If you are getting ready to begin the process of divorce or are in the midst of it, you should make sure that you are keeping a level head. This can help you to avoid doing things you shouldn’t do and do the things you should.

One thing that you should remember is that you have to be in control of you. Your ex likely knows just what buttons to push to upset you. Don’t put your ex in control of you by letting him or her push those buttons. Keep your cool and keep control of the situation.

Another thing you shouldn’t do is to start giving things away with the intent of hiding those assets. That can lead to serious problems later on because your ex could come back to settle those hidden assets. Instead of hiding things, be forthcoming now so that you can get things over with as quickly as possible and move forward with your new life.

On the subject of your new life, don’t rush to make dramatic changes too quickly. Taking steps to move far away is fine, but don’t try to make that move before the divorce is finalized. It will possibly affect the finalization if you aren’t in the area to deal with the divorce when necessary.

In every point of the divorce, make sure that you have done your research. Know what is allowed and know what you can’t do. Having a plan made for everything from property division to child custody is a good starting point, especially if you are going to go through mediation.

Source: FindLaw, “The Divorce Process: Do's and Don'ts,” accessed Nov. 10, 2016

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