Comprehensive divorce planning is vital for everyone

On behalf of Furr & Cohen, P.A. posted in Divorce on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

As we discussed last week, staying in a marriage just for the children isn’t always a good idea. In many cases, children can thrive more when their parents are providing a loving home without constant arguments. If you have realized that divorce might be the best option for your family, you should work to find out all the ways a divorce will affect you and your children.

There are some instances in which a divorce will be amicable, but even in those cases, it is vital to ensure that you are keeping your best interests at the forefront of the case. Because mistakes can be made during a divorce, it is important that you go over every step you make as you go through your case.

When we think of your divorce, we don’t think of just the end of your marriage. Instead, we think about the start of your new life. We want you to do the same so that you can think about how your divorce settlement will affect that new life.

There are several aspects of a divorce you have to consider when you start the process. Property division is only the tip of the divorce iceberg, but even that tip is complex if you have considerable assets, retirement accounts and international holdings.

On top of property division, you also have think about alimony, child support and child custody. All of these aspects of the divorce can greatly affect your family life, but they are vital components to calling it quits with your ex.