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Domestic violence can change your divorce process

We've recently discussed the issues that are related to domestic violence. One thing that often comes from cases that involve domestic violence is that the couple ends up going through a divorce. If this is the case with your marriage, you should take steps to ensure that your rights are respected and that your best interests are protected throughout the case.

Divorce might be unexpected but you can still plan efficiently

Going through a divorce impacts your life in many ways. You have to get accustomed to claiming that someone is your ex-spouse instead of saying that he or she is your spouse. If you are a woman, you have to decide if you are going to change your name back to your maiden name. Other things also have to be considered and thought about.

Maryland divorce laws: What does it mean to be a no-fault state?

It's difficult, if not impossible, to put the blame on one person for causing the failure of a Maryland marriage. Some individuals do cause their marriages to end -- perhaps through infidelity, substance abuse or some inappropriate or unlawful behavior. However, even in these situations, the lines can get blurry. Once the name-calling and finger-pointing start, both sides of a marriage could come up with reasons why the other person was to blame for the end of their marriage.

Divorcing an angry ex requires thought and planning

In our past couple of blog posts, we've discussed domestic violence and how this can impact a marriage. We discussed how people who are victims of domestic violence might choose to file for a restraining order against their alleged abuser. We also discussed how domestic violence might impact your divorce. If your case includes claims of domestic violence, you should review those posts. But, what if your case doesn't involve abuse but does include an angry ex?

Carefully consider the points in a prenuptial agreement

Prenuptial agreements are something that many engaged couples overlook simply because of the perceived "ick" factor that comes to mind. These individuals don't want to think about the end of the marriage before the marriage begins. Even if you fall into this mode of thinking, you should still consider a prenup if you have assets or debts coming into the marriage.

Know your options when you are surprised by divorce

Going through a divorce isn't easy, especially if you didn't have any idea that your ex was going to end the marriage. If you are in this position, you might need a crash course in getting a divorce. The first thing that you should know is that your focus should be on rebuilding your life. It is easy to fall into thinking that you should get even with your ex, but this might make you miserable and take away too much of your energy. Instead, focus on yourself and let your ex deal with the consequences of ending the marriage.

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