If you are struggling in your marriage, there is a good chance that you are considering a divorce. Divorces are very common, and you probably know someone who has been through one. However, it is important to realize that just because you have seen someone go through a divorce doesn't mean that you fully understand everything that a divorce entails. Here are some things that you might not know about divorce.
1. It Will Greatly Affect Your Finances
Divorce is very hard financially. It is not uncommon for both spouses to go through some serious financial troubles during the divorce. After all, in the past, the two of you have shared your income to pay for housing, food, cars, insurance and so forth. But as soon as you separate you now have to pay for two houses or apartments, your insurance will go up, you have two grocery bills and you now have legal bills on top of it.
This is why it is very important to start downsizing and saving before the divorce. If you can lessen your expenses, downsize to more affordable cars, and get a good savings for the legal expenses, it will really help you during that time. In addition, some people choose to stay with family or rent out a small apartment during the divorce to help save money.
2. Dating Before The Divorce Is Final Can Legally Hurt You
It seems that many people start dating before their divorce is finalized. You might have known people who have put themselves on dating websites or starting attending single dances before they have a legal divorce. Although it may seem like it is not a big deal, that can hurt your case for your divorce. If it looks like you have been unfaithful at all, it could affect the custody agreement and could even hurt your alimony. This is why you should wait, even though it may be difficult, to start dating.
3. Expect It To Take Longer Than You Thought
Lastly, divorces take longer than most people expect. Very rarely is a divorce able to plow through the legal process and be done quickly. Generally you should plan on months, even years in some cases to get everything resolved. If you and your spouse can agree on the divorce agreement without court, this will help greatly.
By knowing these things you can better understand what to expect with a divorce. Talk with The Law Offices of Justin Rickman for more information.