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Being prepared for divorce in Alabama

The decision to dissolve a marriage can be complicated. Division of property and assets can prove difficult, and have a major impact on a person's financial future. For couples in Alabama, understanding the process and everything involved can be beneficial when making the important decisions that divorce proceedings typically require.

Many couples experience difficult times in their marriage. Financial situations can be a heavy burden on a relationship, and can often lead to arguments. Holidays in particular can prove to be taxing when it comes to financial struggles. Research shows that divorce rates typically spike up to as much as 30 percent following a holiday season.

Being informed and prepared for what follows can be helpful when choosing to dissolve a marriage. Actions made during these times are also crucial to the overall outcome. Filing for divorce out of anger or involving outside parties is never advised. Rushing to file is another situation that should be avoided. Rushed or angry decisions can be extremely detrimental to the outcome of a divorce.

Divorces are often complex and should be given a fair amount of thought before being proceeding. Without a prenuptial agreement, any assets or property gained during a marriage will be divided based on various factors depending on the divorce laws of the state involved. Not having any knowledge of the process can be very stressful in these situations. Many people in Alabama who wish to have a better understanding of the process often consult with an attorney in order to pursue the best overall outcome.

Source:, "How to get the upper hand in your divorce", Quentin Fottrell, Dec. 30, 2016

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