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A few tricks to prepare yourself for the rigors of divorce

There are so many moving parts in a divorce, and not all of them exist in the legal realm. There are interpersonal and emotional matters in play when a divorce is filed, and dealing with these factors can be just as important as the legal elements of a divorce. Communicating effectively as a co-parent can be just as important as your child custody agreement. Discussing vital financial issues with your soon-to-be-ex can be just as important as writing an alimony check on time.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when you are going through a divorce so that you aren't overwhelmed by the process:

  • Remember to take some time to care for yourself. It's easily overlooked, but your physical and mental wellbeing during a divorce is crucial. Get some exercise and eat healthy meals. Maybe seek out some therapeutic or emotional support from professionals -- or even friends.
  • When your emotions are running high, avoid social media. Don't vent your frustrations on Facebook or Twitter, and especially don't say anything disparaging or inflammatory about your spouse or divorce. That could be referenced by your spouse in divorce proceedings, and it could hurt your case on a number of levels.
  • We have talked about the importance of financial assets in divorce before, but it bears repeating here. Once you decide to divorce, your financial assets -- and the assets you share with your spouse -- become crucial. You need to take inventory of these assets before they start "disappearing."

Source: Huffington Post, "5 Ways to Take Control of Your Divorce Before It Takes Control of You," Cheryl Dillon and Joe Dillon, April 21, 2014

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