Setting a positive tone for divorce in California

Divorce can be a difficult experience. When a couple's marriage must end due to irreconcilable differences in California, it is easy to become focused on the emotions and not on how to logically address important areas of the divorce proceeding, such as the splitting of assets. A recent article provides tips for minimizing the potential stress that can follow a divorce.

A person who wishes to file for divorce should first tell their spouse that the marriage is over in a polite way. This will set a positive tone for the divorce proceedings and increase the chance of it going smoothly. A good therapist can also help people to deal with the plethora of emotions they experience during divorce in an objective manner.

It is helpful to come up with a to-do list, and to go into the situation certain of one's needs and wants. Also essential is that spouses do not hide their assets. Failure to disclose an asset can end up backfiring on the person -- who could end up losing it all to the other party, according to a judge's ruling.

Knowing what to expect during a divorce proceeding can increase one's chances of navigating this complex event with success. Divorce can be a financially and emotionally complicated process, but with an understanding of existing laws, divorcing individuals can work to ensure an outcome that is personally satisfying while considerate to the other person. When going through a divorce in California, individuals have the right to pursue what is in their best interest.

Source: Business Insider, 7 Tips For Getting Divorced Without Ruining Your Life, Erin Fuchs, Oct. 29, 2013

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