Focus on long-term financial plan when getting California divorce

A plethora of emotions may plague a person who is getting divorced. He or she may feel defeated, angry and fearful all at the same time. The fear may come when the person begins to contemplate on how he or she will recover financially from a divorce proceeding which involves the division of assets and could also involve child support or alimony in California. A recent article highlights how this type of individual can bounce back in the midst of the financial changes that are inevitable with divorce.

A major worry for some people who are going through the divorce process is whether they will still be able to retire in the next five or 10 years. This is an important question for those who are divorcing their spouses at an older age. They may be particularly anxious about their financial statuses in the years ahead.

Rather than making decisions based on sentiment, they need to be more focused on developing logical long-term plans. In this way, they can remain financially healthy while embracing the single life for the first time in possibly a long time. Thus, divorcing individuals should not become too attached to any particular asset, such as a major item that the spouses purchased together, a car or a house.

It is easy to become so entangled in the emotional web of divorce that one neglects to pay attention to critical details that can affect his or her financial future. Understanding existing laws related to shared assets, for example, and trying to work toward a mutual resolution on such issues with a spouse through the process of negotiation will improve one's chances of experiencing success. It is within the person's rights to pursue his or her desired financial outcome during a divorce proceeding in California.

Source: Forbes, Saving Your Retirement From A Divorce, Greg Brown, Oct. 21, 2013

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So many people get caught up on the emotional side of divorce that they are willing to spend tons of money on litigation. You offer good advice about looking at the long term which is so hard to do when through an emotional lens.

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