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Making the divorce process smoother

The writing is on the wall. No matter how much or how little one tries, the marriage just is not working out. When this happens, it is usually time for the California couple to look at other options, including divorce.

Once the couple decides that divorce is their best option, there are several things that should be done to make the process smoother. Perhaps one of the first things that needs to be done is to begin to separate financially. Consideration should be given to closing all joint accounts; this includes checking and credit accounts. Many times a credit card is in just one name, with the other spouse named as an authorized user on the account.

Another crucial point to remember is that up until now most documents have been shared. There is probably only one copy of the tax return and investment statements in the home office. It would be a good idea to go ahead and make copies of any and all documents that may be needed later. These documents may even include documents such as the children's Social Security cards and medical records.

Many times, when one is going through a divorce, there is a need to vent. However, it is important to remember that what is said to friends and what is posted on social media can come back to haunt the individual. It is often best to carefully choose what information is shared and with whom.

Divorce is often a difficult decision for many California couples to make. However, there are just times when the marriage is not working out and it is the best option for all involved. Experienced legal counsel can help guide the individual through all of the details needed to make the appropriate decisions and complete the process.

Source: cheatsheet.com, "Headed for Divorce? 11 Pro Tips You Need to Follow", Julie Peirano, April 18, 2017

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