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Divorce: Planning now can prevent stress in the future

The end of a marriage is definitely a life-altering and expensive experience that can bring about great stress and anxiety. Those in Arizona going through a divorce can have many questions about the process and how to avoid financial ruin. The following financial tips could help those that are going through this experience. 

Adjusting finances for a major life change such as divorce can be overwhelming. It is important that those going through a divorce anticipate costs of the process such as legal fees to gain an idea of the amount of money that will be needed. It is also helpful to gather as many financial statements as possible. Things such as bank statements, retirement account statements and tax returns.

One of the most crucial things to do when starting the process of divorce is to revise budgets. Instead of two incomes, there will now be one. It is imperative to keep track of money coming in and money going out in order to establish a solid financial foundation to build upon. It may also make sense to downsize things such as residences and vehicles.

Taking time to plan out finances when a marriage ends can go a long way in preventing future stress and difficulties. Divorce will have a very significant financial effect on the lives of those that experience this impactful life event. Arizona residents who have questions about of divorce could benefit from discussions with a legal representative. A lawyer experienced in family law could help individuals navigate through the turbulence of divorce.

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