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Being proactive may help with financial aspect of divorce

| Jan 16, 2020 | Divorce |

Going through a marital dissolution in Pennsylvania can unfortunately wreak havoc on a person’s finances. However, making expedient monetary decisions during the divorce process can help to mitigate the negative financial impacts of divorce. Here are a couple of tips for protecting one’s financial interests following divorce.

For starters, it is paramount that people who are going through divorce have a good grasp of their finances. As an example, it may behoove them to comprehend how much income they are generating each month compared to their expenses. Taking a close look at their expenses may help them to determine how they would fare financially if they were to pursue certain types of divorce settlements with their future exes.

In addition, it may be helpful for individuals who are getting divorced to ignore emotional assets. Emotional assets are items that they could pursue in an effort to upset their future exes, despite the fact that they might not actually want these items for themselves. Instead of focusing on these types of assets, it may be more beneficial to focus on assets like other income or stocks.

The best divorce scenario in Pennsylvania is for two spouses to be willing to resolve their divorce matters, like asset distribution, through mediation or negotiation. These processes tend to be less acrimonious and thus less stressful and costly than litigation. During mediation or negotiation sessions, the two parties can strive to reach a fair and comprehensive agreement concerning how they will divide their property, without further court intrusion.