O is for Options to Consider Before You File for Divorce.

 

The decision to leave your marriage is very serious and can lead to many unforeseen consequences. So before you take this final step, please consider all of your Options.

Try counseling, it may possibly help resolve differences in your present relationship. Throughout our lives, we all experience change in ourselves and our circumstance — it is inevitable! It’s how we handle these changes that can affect the stability of our relationships. Sometimes all it takes is an experienced family and marriage therapist to help you form a new plan and put your relationship back on track.

Many couples experience major conflicts because of financial issues. Another option is to seek a financial advisor to help plan and manage your finances. Knowing exactly where you are financial right now  — where you want to be — and what steps you need to take to help you get there — may eliminate some of the unnecessary stress. Divorce is seldom the answer where finances are concerned — dividing assets and maintaining two households will only create a larger financial burden on both parties. Together with a financial advisor you may learn to work together to better serve your financial future and help eliminate the financial strain in your marriage.

Divorce should be your last resort. So before you file, you should exhaust all possible options to help save your marriage.

 

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About Ann Zuraw

Ann Zuraw, the voice behind "Chicks, Chat and Change", is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®), and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™).If you have comments on this post contact Ann Zuraw

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