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The hidden costs of divorce

On Behalf of | May 16, 2022 | Blog, Family Law |

Many people feel terrible when it appears obvious that their marriage is not working. And then some spouses are so toxic that the other party wishes to end the union without delays. One issue that could arise when heading to Georgia family court is a spouse soon confronts the unexpected related consequences of divorce. Now, that’s not to suggest anyone should stay in a failed marriage. Instead, the spouse must prepare for various responsibilities that arise when divorcing someone.

Issues deriving from divorce

Divorce could take a psychological toll on a spouse. An abusive marriage would likely also cause psychological trauma. While divorce may be necessary for many situations, the proceedings might cause further stress, anxiety, and other issues. Seeking a support group or even meeting with a therapist may be advisable. Going through such a challenging situation alone could be too much to handle.

Likely adding to stress could be the financial matters that arise before, during, and after divorce. A divorce comes with costs beyond legal fees. Many people who become single again will no longer have a partner to share expenses.

Rent, food, health care, and other obligations come with costs. Whether knowingly or not, a budget that embraces overspending might put someone into a tough spot. Other financial matters, such as buying insurance or paying taxes, often require working with other professionals. Hiring the right broker or accountant becomes critical. A financial professional might be beneficial when looking to invest any savings.

The divorce settlement and post-divorce life

Divorce negotiations could be amicable or filled with standoffs. Regardless, anyone worried about their future financial situation and other issues may wish to seek an appropriate and equitable settlement. Whatever assets the newly single person receives could be enough to weather the storm of post-divorce life.

Asking for the right amount of alimony may help someone deal with troubles they face. That support could allow someone to maintain a particular lifestyle while transitioning to single life.

Procuring a reliable amount of child support covers expenses as well. Caring for one’s children the proper way might alleviate worries about them.