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Divorce and decisions that need to be made

For some, the end of their marriage is the beginning of a new life. Once they decide to divorce, many California residents want to begin creating this new life as soon as possible. However, along with this decision comes a multitude of other decisions, some of which should be made immediately, and some of which should be carefully thought through prior to taking any action.

If one is going to need to re-enter the workforce after being out of it for an extended period of time, the decision to begin looking for employment may need to occur prior to the divorce being finalized. This is a good time to begin networking and sharpening skills that may not have been used for a while. By beginning the search process as soon as possible, valuable time is not lost, and one will hopefully be in a better financial position prior to the divorce being finalized.

While the decision to begin seeking employment is one that often should be made quickly, the decision to leave the family home or make large purchases are often ones that should be thought through and made after careful consideration. First, one does not want to hastily leave the family home and appear to be leaving the family altogether. Furthermore, one does not want to begin making large purchases; such action could appear to be an attempt to hide assets.

Almost every day, California residents decide to begin a new life. Even while contemplating this decision to divorce, many find it useful to seek legal guidance. Through careful planning, it is possible to begin this new life looking forward to the future.

Source: money.usnews.com, "10 Ways to Prevent a Divorce From Ruining Your Finances", Maryalene Laponsie, Sept. 29, 2016

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