The divorce journey will undoubtedly invite a wide range of emotions. One part of you will likely be mourning for the happy marriage that you once had, but another part of you may be eager to move toward a new, positive life full of freedom and fresh starts.
Divorce tends to be something that most of us want to avoid if possible. When couples enter marriage, they do so with the intention of spending the rest of their lives together. But unfortunately, things can happen along the way that test their relationship and make married couples want to part.
Every state is different when it comes to the laws that are in place regarding divorce. It is, therefore, paramount that you fully understand the laws you are subject to in the state that you are getting divorced in. This can help you to plan ahead and see potential challenges before they arise.
Divorce doesn't have to be contentious. Increasingly, couples who decide to end their marriage try to do so in a way that lets them part amicably. That can save time, money and stress.
You and your ex-spouse have managed to co-parent your children minimal conflict -- in part by not being around each other any more than necessary. Now you're oldest is about to graduate from high school. You not only have to spend the day together, but you must do so with family, fellow parents and others observing you. To make matters worse, your co-parent's significant other or new spouse will be there. How do you prepare yourself to deal with all this?
You have a multitude of things to worry about during your divorce. However, it's essential not to neglect your credit. You'll need a solid credit rating as you begin your life as a newly single person. You may need to rent an apartment, buy a new home or car and possibly move to a new city.