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Plan on divorce being difficult but don't give up

It is very common for one or both spouses to do just about anything to have their divorce done and over with. Sometimes that means giving up valuable assets or walking away with unnecessary debt just to call it quits more quickly. Whether it's because they have found their soul mate or simply can't stand being married any longer, going along with anything just to get divorced is ill advised.

There is a reason that the divorce process is a long one. It is because there are assets, debts, liabilities and issues that need to be organized and divvied up. If you rush through it, chances are you'll miss something. Consider that most issues in divorce are more important than who gets the living room furniture. You may regret having cut the process short.

You don't actually have to walk away with all the credit card debt, so why would you agree to that? Family court judges often have a bad reputation, but they are surprisingly fair. If you and your soon-to-be-ex are relatively comparable in income and liabilities, the judge may just let you leave with only your share of things. Walking away with massive debt or giving in to demands for your retirement account is not a wise decision. It will likely lead to financial struggle later on.

Divorce can be a long and exhaustive process, but seeing it through to the end has its rewards. Finding a skilled divorce attorney can help keep you free of unnecessary debt and in control of your financial future.

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