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Divorce: It may be best to prepare for the unforeseen

On Behalf of | Aug 24, 2021 | Divorce |

When two people believe they have each found the one they intend to spend the rest of their life with, it’s a truly magical feeling. Virtually no one in Florida gets married with the thought that someday they will divorce, but life can be very unpredictable and that is, indeed, what might happen whether because of growing apart or constant conflict. In any case, divorce is a possibility most couples never prepare for.

Safeguard assets, wealth

Those who have a considerable amount of assets or wealth would really benefit from preparing for the possible end of a marriage. It doesn’t mean the marriage is currently in trouble — just that fewer issues might be faced if the marriage does ultimately fizzle. Not only assets should be considered, but also debts.

Think about things from the start

When couples ponder possibilities at the beginning of their marriages, it might be best for both individuals. This is when a discussion should ensue about a prenuptial agreement. If a prenup does not exist and the marriage is coming to an end, it’s time to close joint credit accounts and think about paying off joint loans, or refinancing them as individual loans.

Making divorce-related agreements while still on good terms with a spouse is the ideal situation. Again, a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement may be the easiest way of accomplishing this. These documents speak to issues like property division and spousal support, among others. Having plans in place just in case could save a lot of stress and angst should a divorce ever transpire.