December 24, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- No one really knows how they will feel once they file for divorce. They may be relieved to put the constant turmoil behind them, or they may struggle with the feelings of uncertainty that often accompany many divorces. This is a time filled with important decisions, and individuals thinking of filing need to be aware of all of the potential issues that may arise. If they are not focused on the big picture, they could find themselves in a worse place after the divorce.
Many couples put off divorce
until after the holidays, thinking that they do not want to deal with these issues now. Once people begin to make their New Year's resolutions, they again begin thinking that it might be the right decision to end the marriage. Unfortunately, these couples may have lost valuable time that they could have used to prepare for what comes next.
It is not uncommon for divorces to lead to disputes between the spouses over the main issues that need to be addressed, and the spouses may have been able to better explain their positions to the court if they had information about their assets prior to filing. This is especially important in Arizona, where the any assets and debts that the couple accumulated during the marriage will be considered marital property.
For couples with significant assets, the label given to these assets will have a major impact upon how the property is divided at the time of the divorce. Any marital property is considered to belong to each of the spouses equally, while if the property is non-marital, it is not subject to division.
Some couples may be reluctant to file for divorce, because they do not want to be involved in a long and drawn out process. They do not think that they will be able to emerge from the divorce in a financially stable position, and they continue to remain in the marriage. These individuals need to be aware that there are things that they can do to help themselves as they consider what is next.
When you are beginning to experience problems in your marriage, you may discuss your situation with friends who have been through a divorce. It is extremely important that you realize that every divorce is unique, and your situation will be very different from the experiences of those you know who have went through the process in the past.
You should discuss your divorce with an experienced family law attorney to gain a better understanding of what may happen to you if you decide to move forward. An attorney can provide you with the advice that you need to make an informed decision, so that you can be prepared for the changes that will result once the divorce is official.
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