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Common divorce terms that you should know

A divorce is a time when you will have to make decisions based on what you know. You can't think that everything is going to be smooth sailing during the divorce. Instead, you should take a proactive stance and get ready to ensure that your new life starts out in the best way possible. Knowing some of the basic terms that you might hear during the divorce can help you to better understand each option that is presented to you.

Considering forms of wealth during a divorce

It is often very difficult for people who are going through a divorce to think about how their finances are going to be affected. Some people might be worried about moving down to one income and still being able to afford the lifestyle they are accustomed to. While these are valid concerns, divorce is a time when you should take a few moments to take stock of the wealth that you have as you start your new life.

Think carefully about your options during a divorce

Divorce can be an infuriating event, especially if you didn't see it coming or if your ex's infidelity was the reason for the divorce. In our previous blog post, we warned people who are going through a divorce not to air out their dirty laundry on social media. This advice rings true no matter what circumstances are present in the divorce. The last thing that you need is a post or tweet that you though was innocent coming back to bite you during the divorce.

Know what matters to you during the divorce process

The only silver lining to a divorce is that you can start your life anew. And, that is only a silver lining if you want the divorce. Everything else about the divorce is likely to seem like a headache. We recently discussed some matters related to child custody. Those are very serious matters that require concentrated thoughts. On top of child custody matters, you also have to think about property division.

Divorce aspects that can make or break your settlement

Going through a divorce means that you might have to think about things like child custody, alimony, child support and property division. Each of these points can have a huge effect on the remainder of your life. We know that you want to end up with a divorce settlement that is in your best interest. Thinking about each point is crucial if you want that to happen.

Who does the chores may impact divorce

More and more families in Maryland and across the rest of the country are finding that they need both parents working to make ends meet. However, this also means that both parties are coming home after a long day of work having to face the household tasks of cleaning, cooking and laundry. When either party feels like he or she is having to do more than one's fair share or that the spouse isn't appreciating one's efforts, it can lead to problems and eventually divorce later on.

Women are statistically happier than men after a divorce

While previous studies have shown that women are more likely than men to initiate the divorce, a recent study has now found that women are also more likely to be more satisfied with their post-divorce lives. The study looked at 2,000 adults in the United States and surveyed them on how they felt about their lives after their divorces. The results were surprising.

Divorcing after decades of marriage

Issues like property divisions, child support, child custody and alimony are an integral part of the divorce process. However, how long the couple has been married can have a significant impact on how some of the issues are handled. Those divorcing after many years of marriage often have established extremely commingled finances and may not even know where to begin when it comes to dividing them.

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