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Knowing your finances can make a major difference in divorce

ivorce is almost always a difficult situation, but it can be even more strenuous on the parties involved when many assets are at stake. Anyone in the Clinton Township area going through a high asset divorce needs to make sure that he or she has all of his or her financial matters in order. Leaving things to chance, on the other hand, can end up putting a person in a very difficult position when it comes to property division.

When a couple divorces each spouse needs to be prepared to manage his and her finances. One of the first steps the couple needs to take is to close all joint accounts. Meantime, opening new accounts to establish personal credit is also a very good idea. It’s also wise to keep close tabs on one’s credit history and credit score to ensure that one’s ex isn’t trying to use the other person’s information to open new accounts.

Sometimes an ex-spouse goes after every penny in order to exact revenge on the other partner. However, this can actually backfire because it can end up delaying the process and costing more money in the long run. Eventually it can kill one’s financial resources and put both parties in debt.

Taking control of one’s finances is very important in divorce, whether you have a lot of assets or not. If you fail to manage your new financial situation properly then you could end up in very difficult circumstances. That’s why it’s important to remember these key steps. It’s also probably a very good idea to speak with an experienced divorce attorney to help you get through all the different aspects that divorce can involve.

Source: ABC News, “How to protect your finances in a divorce,” A.J. Smith, Mar. 31, 2014

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