Married couples decide to end their marriages for different reasons. In some cases, an affair may bring a marriage to an end, while other divorces are the result of a couple disagreeing on how to raise a child (such as sending a child to a particular college), moving, etc. However, financial matters can lead to divorce as well and many couples struggle with disagreements over how money is spent. For example, one parent may believe that their child should attend a more affordable college, while another is dead-set on a particular school even though tuition is very costly.
If financial disputes have led to your divorce, it is important to make sure that the right approach is taken. First of all, you should attempt to resolve these matters amicably, if you can. However, some divorces are quite contentious, regardless of one person’s attempt to move forward with the divorce smoothly. You should carefully go over any financial matters that have led to your divorce and prepare for the potential financial consequences of ending your marriage. For example, you may be required to pay alimony or child support and the way that your marital property is split up could have a major impact on you as well.
Our law firm realizes that financial issues can be especially tough for some people to work through and may add to the challenges someone is already facing with a divorce (emotions over custody, etc.). Visit our divorce webpage to read even more on divorce-related financial issues.