Steps to take when ending a marriage

Statistically speaking, the first full week of January is the time in which a person is most likely to file for divorce. Divorce rates tend to be higher in the period from January through March. August is also a prime month for divorce, according to research analyzing divorce records over a 15-year period in Washington State. Florida residents that are planning on getting divorced may want to start by learning about state divorce laws. 

Information related to divorce can be found online, and it may also be a good idea to talk with a divorce attorney. Questions related to a specific divorce case may be asked and answered during an initial consultation. Those who are getting a divorce may also want to gather as much financial information as possible, including pay stubs, credit card statements and bank statements.

Finally, it may be worthwhile to engage in activities that can help a person care for him or herself. This may include going to the gym or engaging in creative endeavors. It may also be worthwhile to put together a support group of friends or family members. A therapist may also be able to help during what may be an emotionally draining period in a person's life. It may also be beneficial for individuals to think about long-term goals that may be achieved after a divorce.

Individuals who are going through a divorce may have questions about issues such as alimony, child support and property division. An attorney may be able to answer questions related to these and others issues that may come up. Furthermore, a lawyer may be able to get in touch with outside professionals, such as actuaries, accountants or anyone else who may be able to help settle a divorce in a favorable manner.

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