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Tips for a less painful divorce

The end of a marriage is without a doubt very emotional and stressful. Virtually no couple ever gets married with the end in mind. However, that's exactly what ultimately happens to half of all marriages in New Jersey and across the United States. Spouses separate for a number of reasons, but regardless of the reason, divorce can be devastating. Here are a few tips to help those who may be going through this tough experience.

It may be difficult to think in this context, but it can be helpful to think of a divorce as the termination of a contract. Marriage is a legal contract, and divorce is a process to terminate that contract. It is always important to acknowledge and process emotions, but thinking of divorce as a business move can help to alleviate painful emotions commonly associated with divorce.

It is also very helpful to gain an understanding of current financial status. This is a critical time to track expenses, order credit reports, gather tax returns and collect statements on assets and debt. Also, make sure that bank accounts and credit cards are in the correct name. Organizing finances will save time and money in the long run.

Without question, ending a marriage can be very taxing, both emotionally and financially. Divorce is a chaotic time in which very important and difficult decisions are made. One of the most helpful things for New Jersey residents to do before going through a divorce is to obtain the services of a professional. A knowledgeable attorney experienced in family law can answer questions and provide guidance during this stressful time.

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