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Not so fast: How to make sure you are protected when you spouse leaves

Many people who have decided it's time to end a marriage do not always do so with respect for the spouse they are leaving behind. Maybe they've decided a move to their parents in Oregon is the next logical step--and they plan to take the kids with them. Maybe they feel they have a right to more than half of your bank account and they try to empty it before filing. Worst of all, maybe things have gotten heated and you fear for the safety of you and your children.

Property division negotiations may be more challenging for women

If you are a woman who is going through a divorce, you may find yourself emotionally torn in many different directions. Perhaps on an intellectual level you understand that splitting from your husband is what is best for your future happiness. But at the same time, it can be hard to completely let go of someone who once meant so much to you. It is not unusual to feel so conflicted. But it is important to remember that you will have a long life after the divorce, and as such you need to look after your own best interests.

Will I have to go to trial to finalize my divorce?

If you are approaching the dissolution of your marriage, you no doubt have a number of concerns. Because a marriage involves virtually every aspect of your life, you will be faced with a number of changes after a divorce. These changes can include where you will live, how your children will adapt to their new situation and even how you will get by financially.

Divorce does not alter your contributions to your marriage

One of the main intentions of marriage is to form a partnership between two people in which both play important roles. Every married couple decides how they will divide their tasks and responsibilities. And for a marriage to work, each partner must respect the other's contributions.

Divorcing a narcissist can provide extra challenges

For a marriage to succeed, both partners must be willing to compromise and give strong consideration to each other's needs and feelings. But there are some people who are simply incapable of doing what it takes to sustain a healthy relationship. Individuals with narcissistic tendencies typically see the world through a prism of their own desires. This can make them seem very charming on the surface, and they are often able to involve others in their lives. Unfortunately, if you have married a narcissist, you may have come to the conclusion that it is in your best interest to sever ties by divorcing.

Avoiding the "double divorce"

According to the U.S. Census Report, there are roughly 3 million businesses in the U.S. that are co-owned by spouses. But if there's no written agreement and the marriage ends up in divorce, the business could end up as collateral damage. A breakup of a marriage is one thing. But a breakup of a business, too? That's even harder. Many feel as though it's like going through a "double divorce."

Getting your finances straight can make life after divorce easier

If you are going through the divorce process, you may feel overwhelmed by all the changes you are facing and the decisions you're having to make. Moreover, if your divorce is particularly contentious, you may be dealing with some very strong emotions, which can be both exhausting and distracting. With so much going on, you might be trying to take everything one day at a time without focusing too much on what lays ahead.

Prioritizing needs can help clarify divorce settlement goals

Once a married couple decides that they would be happier going their separate ways, they must then work out the details of their divorce. And as most people are well aware, the divorce process is fraught with many potential pitfalls. Often the divorce is the result of irreconcilable problems that have fostered resentments and even outright hostility. As such, the mere prospect of entering negotiations can be quite daunting.

Parents starting to favor new divorce trend known as birdnesting

Divorce is not easy on children, so when possible, parents often do what they can to make the process more bearable. Telling a child as little as possible is one way people try to help them through the divorce, but there are also a number of other ways to deal with the transition.

The social media game in high net worth divorce cases

When it comes to divorce in California, there usually is a lot at stake for both parties. Real property, homes, businesses and retirement accounts, these are all on the table once the divorce process is initiated. However, the stakes are magnified when the divorce involves high net worth individuals. Any individual in the middle of a divorce should be very cautious about social media use. This is even more important for those in a high asset divorce.