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How can you make a divorce less shocking?

Couples going through a divorce often stress about a lot of things. This is simply because the act of dissolving a marriage is stressful - there are a number of unknowns that both spouses are aware of, often putting both parties on edge during the divorce. Many people in Hudson, New Jersey, have ended their marriages and know this reality. There is good news though: many of these unknowns do not have to remain mysteries.

One of the best ways to eliminate some of the uncertainties of divorce is through a prenuptial agreement. This requires some advanced planning as the agreement is a document that is signed before the wedding. In this document, couples can safeguard their businesses, agree on which assets should remain with whom, and which should be included as marital property; even spousal support can be determined through a prenuptial.

In previous years, there was a stigma surrounding the prenuptial that indicated it was callous and insulting. Now it is more often seen as a wise financial decision. It allows couples to hash out the details of divorce while still getting along with one another. Some see a successful prenuptial as a sign of mutual respect rather than a sign of disrespect. To make sure that the document is valid, hire an attorney to wade through the legalities surrounding the prenuptial and to make sure that it is both fair and official.

Other ways to keep the divorce from surprising you include maintaining an independent bank account. This account can be used to give you that cushion you need in case of a divorce, allowing you to acquire the legal help that may be necessary in getting an outcome that falls in your favor. It also allows you to maintain some financial independence during the marriage. Many other issues often lie within a divorce and those going through the process should be as prepared as they can for them.

Source: Forbes, "Divorcing Women: When You Earn More Than Your Husband," Jeff Landers, April 10, 2013

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