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  • Long-term effects of divorce on children:

    Just like short-termed effects, there are also some long termed effects of divorce on children. At times strong feelings are there at a subconscious level during the childhood, and such strong feelings related to divorce may emerge at later point in life. There can be persistence...

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  • When the Divorce Papers are filed, Withdraw Funds

    Always bear in mind that you will need money for a divorce to hire a lawyer, to maintain yourself and your children for a while and so on.Hence, as soon as you get to know that your husband wants divorce from you or you are filing a petition, withdraw half of all funds in all joi...

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  • Know your current Financial Status

    Although it can take only days to become legally divorced, it can take many years to recover financially if you are not careful. So, it is very important to gather all the essential financial information and paperwork to make an estimation regarding your current financial status....

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  • Let go of Emotional Baggage

    The idea of ending the marriage brings with it different feelings. It is very natural to find all kinds of negative feelings and thoughts running through your head but you need to bear in mind that such feelings are not facts, just thoughts and feelings. You need to let go of emo...

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  • Cut Your Expenses

    You need to think about the cost of divorce and as getting it done in any of the US states is not that cheap, you need to cut down your expenses for some time. For instance, instead of two expensive cars you can sell one and manage with just one car for some time. Cut down on thi...

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  • Do Your Research

    Most women are not prepared for such legal issues. Hence, as soon as such a matter appears in your life, you need to update yourself about the laws, rules, and regulations and so on. If you know little or nothing about the divorce process, you may not make the best decisions or c...

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  • Act Normal

    It is true that divorce can have devastating effect on any women. But dont make yourself vulnerable and try to keep things as normal as possible in your life. Do not skip meals or change sleeping habits. Exercise is always a great way to relieve stress. Try not to isolate yoursel...

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  • Consider a Settlement

    It should be the intention of every woman to receive a fair and equitable settlement. You must talk to your husband regarding child custody, spousal support and division of assets. Try to have realistic expectations in this regard. Gather all the information regarding joint asset...

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  • Talk to your Children

    If you have children, it will be a good idea for you and your spouse to resolve the custody issues before the court issues an order. You and your husband must break the news to your children together. Have a plan in place, and be open to feedback and negotiation, on how to best c...

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  • Prepare for the Future

    It is important for every woman to stay organized and set your priorities during a divorce. For instance if you are the one moving out from the house you need to start looking for a new location. Try to prepare your children for the future changes. List all the items you have to ...

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