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How can you keep divorce from hurting your finances?

Perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of deciding to divorce your spouse in Michigan is the realization that you are going to have to be financially independent once again. This realization can be complicated if you still have dependents living at home that are relying on you or if you have been a homemaker throughout your marriage and have spent considerable time away from a career. 

With financial disruption being one of the biggest stressors of divorce, it is important that you learn about what steps you can take to keep your relationship change from thwarting your attempts at securing a strong financial future. According to daveramsey.com, recovery from the financial distress of your divorce is undoubtedly going to take time. However, if you get started right away and are committed to setting and reaching your financial goals, you will not regret the efforts and sacrifice you make. 

It is recommended that you focus your attention and resources on the things that are vital including shelter, transportation, food and water, and clothing. Being diligent about what you spend and what you save and staying committed to a budget is imperative to your ability to get back on top. Choosing to make irrational purchases or spending large amounts on things that are not necessary will only leave you feeling more stressed and accumulating debt that could have been prevented. Experts also recommended refraining from doing anything major with your finances until your divorce is finalized and you have some clarification as to where your future is going. 

The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.  

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