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How can you divorce without a laundry list of problems?

On Behalf of | May 22, 2020 | Complex Property Division

If you are in the middle of a divorce, there is no reason why you should not be interested in how to make your divorce the least painful you can.  Forbes has tips on how to have a divorce with fewer issues.

You cannot spend your time looking at your ex-partner as your spouse.

Be business-minded

This may be one of the more difficult tips. During a divorce, you may want to begin to treat the ordeal and your ex-partner as though you are in a business negotiation. Treat marriage like the legal contract that it is, so that you can receive your fair amount of the assets without losing your mind to emotions.

Understand your financial health

How well do you know your financial health? If you are not the spouse that handles the finances, you will want to make sure that you understand the amount of money that you have, not to mention what your credit score is. You will need to gather all of your financial statements and tax returns.

Know your wants and needs

Stop focusing on what is fair. While it is important that you receive what is fair, you also need to take into consideration what you want and what you need. Do not force yourself to hang onto or to fight for things that you do not want. Sometimes, it is easier to let an item go than to hang onto it for the sake of the fight or for the sake of winning. Create a list of items and organize these assets into needs, wants and assets that you are willing to give to your partner.