Divorce can be full of uncertainties, and all Alabama spouses must realize that there is no way to predict how a person will react to the end of his or her marriage. Some spouses will accept the change and work toward reaching a mutually beneficial divorce settlement, while others will make every conceivable effort to delay, derail or complicate the divorce from start to finish. Because it is impossible to know what to expect, all spouses may benefit by preparing for the worst, while hoping for the best.
A big part of that preparation lies in creating financial distance between spouses. This is best accomplished either before the divorce is initiated or soon after. By creating a degree of separation, spouses are able to lessen the risk that one party will act out by making significant financial changes that impact the overall level of marital wealth.