When it’s time for Divorce

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No one wants a Divorce. I have never met anyone that went into a marriage saying oh I can’t wait till we get divorced. With that being said sometimes there is nothing left to do and this is your only option. But if the time comes to get some legal advice from someone like a Divorce Lawyer Chicago, then it may be for the best, especially if the couple wants to get their life back on track as soon as possible. For the purpose of this post, we are not talking about abuse. Now if you have no kids and really no assets then it is a little easier. Notice I said a little because divorce is never easy, when you add in kids a house and all that it’s not so much as a walk-away situation. Even if you don’t have children there is still a lot that you have to manage and sort out. You have to juggle your finances, assets, and property. You’ll have alimony that you or your spouse may have to pay, and, in some cases, investigate if your ex-wife or husband is entitled to your Social Security benefits. You probably didn’t even know that was possible. I didn’t know that until I read a post my friend sent me called ‘Social Security benefits for divorced spouses‘. And if you have kids, imagine all of that and to top it off, custody, child support, and a wealth of other issues. Divorce is not easy.

With kids, you will always be connected there is no way around it. For the rest of your life, you will have to see each other. So, making the divorce as nice as possible is a must. People like Tampa Divorce Attorneys can help. You want someone that is on your side but also knows that you two will be in each other’s life forever. You want it to be over and so go smooth.

When this decision is made a must thing to do it to sit and talk to your kids together. Remember they did nothing wrong they are not part of the fight so don’t take them apart. After you have talked to the kids and explained that this is not their fault and you will both love them then step 2 comes. Step 2 is critical in a family situation. DO NOT put the kids in the middle. There is no reason to talk bad about the other spouse to the kids. There is no reason to have them spy.

Your kids should feel safe and loved in each house. Turning them against the other spouse is not the way to go. Every child needs as much love in life as they can get.

Now let’s say you have assets. This is a big one for a lot of people. Remember when splitting things up, don’t fight for something you do not want. If you don’t love it why are you fighting for it? I know some want revenge and this is a normal feeling. I would like to ask you to sit back for one minute and remember why you are there. When you’re married, most assets belong to both of you, so someone will have to back down and give in eventually. If things can’t be decided, it might be worth contacting a local divorce attorney, like those at SimonAttorneys.com, to see if they can help you. Things need to be distributed equally, so it’s important to share the assets. A divorce attorney can help you to do this fairly.

If you’re fighting for your home, you should know you only have 365 days from the date of your divorce order to request that you get the property, or any other property in fact. If you do not file your application within this time frame, you could end up with an out of time property settlement. This can mean different things depending on your divorce situation but it’s best to file your application as soon as possible to avoid any more turmoil.

You are there to get a new start. A new life with no more hate and a lot more love. This is not going to happen if you spend months fighting over a set of golf clubs that you really do not want anyway. By all means, if it is something you really love or need then fight for it, but if not let it go. Start your new life out clean fresh and ready to meet your forever partner.

It’s ok to mourn the life you had, once you do that get back up and make an even better life for you and your kids. I wish all the best of luck.

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