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How to prepare for the possibility of a divorce

Summer is often a time when families spend more time with each other. That can be a bad thing for California couples who are already having problems in their relationship as the extra time together only makes things worse. In some cases, the stress becomes too great to handle, which results in a divorce. Statistics show that people are most likely to file for divorce in August and September. January and March are other prime months.

Prior to ending a marriage, it may be a good idea to for a couple to go through counseling together. This may make it possible to determine whether it is best to stay together or go through with splitting up. If the choice is made to get a divorce, parents should limit the information that is given to their children.

While it is important to be honest about what is going on, it is also important to time the announcement properly. If handled properly, a child should be able to process the change and adjust to it over a long enough period of time. Individuals who are thinking about a divorce can also help themselves by obtaining information about their household finances. This could include obtaining bank statements or statements from a brokerage account.

The end of a marriage can have financial and other implications for an individual. Therefore, it can be a good idea for a person to speak with an attorney prior to starting the divorce process. Doing so may help a person learn more about the potential outcomes and how they may be reached. In some cases, a divorce may be settled without having to go through a protracted courtroom battle.

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