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What to consider before filing for divorce

California residents who are contemplating a divorce may want to ask themselves if it is really in their best interest to do so. It may be worth questioning what they may lose when ending a marriage compared to what is gained by leaving. For instance, an individual may lose a good parent or someone who is good running a household by going through with a divorce.

Parents should see how they can get a divorce without too much harm being done to their children. It is important to understand that a divorce does not end a relationship that two people have as parents. It is also important to understand that getting a divorce does not mean that a person is a failure. In fact, for those who are truly miserable with their partners, it may be the best decision that they can make.

This may still be true even if a person is still in love with his or her spouse as the spouse may not feel the same. Divorce may result in a significant change to a person’s finances. Therefore, it is critical that an individual who is thinking about ending a marriage is ready for that financial impact. In many cases, it will be the first thing that an individual takes into consideration when contemplating a divorce.

Individuals who are contemplating a divorce may have many issues that need to be resolved before a settlement can be reached. For instance, it may be necessary to determine how a retirement account will be split or the best way to value a business. An attorney can often help a client address these and other potential issues in preparation for negotiating an overall agreement.