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Avoiding costly mistakes during your divorce

Soon after announcing that you and your spouse were planning to divorce, you probably discovered that everyone was suddenly an expert - or at least had an opinion - on the subject. You may have more unsolicited advice, perhaps even contradictory advice, than you will even need. While many of those newfound counselors may have good intentions, in the end they may leave you confused at best or making regretful decisions at worst.

Control your future through divorce mediation

When you and your spouse decided to divorce, you may have envisioned sitting across from each other in a courtroom allowing a judge to determine your fate. That vision likely increased your trepidation and reluctance to move forward. Fortunately, more California couples like you are turning away from that option and using divorce mediation.

What if your child doesn't want to visit you?

Visitation days with dad were fun for your child when he or she was a toddler, but as your child began to grow older -- did visitation days become a chore -- and did your child stop enjoying them? Dads have to be strong and understand not to take it personally when their children don't want to spend time with them. It's only natural for a child to want to spend time with their friends more than their parents as they grow older.

Protecting your credit score throughout your divorce

When you and your spouse choose to divorce, it is absolutely crucial that you make sure you completely separate your finances. While you may choose to separate your finances immediately or wait until closer to the finalization, depending on your needs and the nature of your relationship with your spouse, make sure that your finances are completely separate once the divorce is complete.

Getting your life back after a divorce

When you are going through a divorce, there are several things that you will have to adjust to. One of these is the way that you handle your social life. In all likelihood, you and your husband had the same social circle during your marriage. Once the divorce is over with, you can reinvent yourself as a single person. This will take time and effort, so be prepared to put in a little work.

Plan for a possible divorce before you even get married

When you get married, you hope that it will last forever. This doesn't mean that you shouldn't take the time to plan for a divorce before you have your wedding ceremony. It is important that you don't fall into the realm of thinking that a prenuptial is a sign that your marriage will fail. In fact, a prenuptial agreement might be just the opposite.

Planning for a successful divorce

When you and your spouse decide to call it quits on your marriage, the way that you approach your divorce may make a huge impact on the outcome of the process and the difficulties you and your spouse both face along the way.

Handling the property division during a divorce

The property division process during a divorce is something that can be a challenge. One of the biggest assets that you will have to handle is the house, but before you get to that point, you need to think about some other points. All of this can be a challenge to contend with, but it is possible to make informed decisions if you take things one step at a time.