A divorce isn’t something most people plan on going through, but if you have to, you want to make sure you get what you deserve out of your marriage. If you want to have a successful divorce, then there are some tips you can follow.
First of all, you should make sure you gather as much information about your options as possible. Don’t go into your divorce without knowing what you deserve out of it, because you could be left regretting the decisions you make. You need to make objective decisions, which is why many people hire lawyers.
Next, don’t expect too much. It’s not likely that you’ll get 80 percent of the assets in the divorce if you didn’t contribute to them, although it’s possible. Try not to base your expectations on your emotional wants; this could leave you feeling like you were slighted when the divorce was actually fair. To help get you your fair share, make sure you’re honest about your assets with your lawyer, and don’t make deals or agreements without consulting an objective source first.
Try not to focus on the present; instead, focus on the future and how this divorce settlement will affect you in five or 10 years. This can help you make smart financial decisions and allow you to understand the value of the decisions you make at this point in your case.
By following these tips, you can make smart choices based on facts and objectivity instead on your emotions. Manage your expectations, and you may find your divorce moving smoothly.
Source: Huffington Post, “8 Insiders’ Tips for a Successful Divorce,” Elinor Robin, PhD, June 08, 2015
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