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Being prepared may make a Nevada divorce less traumatic

January is considered by many to be the month of new beginnings, and that thought may be behind the fact that divorce filings typically spike at the beginning of the year. While most people who consider filing for a divorce in Nevada do a lot of research about the legalities and procedures, some never stop to consider the non-legal consequences it may have on their lives. Indeed, there are many underlying aspects and small details that may not be anticipated.

One of the primary factors overlooked in the planning stages is day-to-day expenses. Many previously shared household costs will be doubled when the parties separate and there will be two homes to support. Expenses previously shared may become the sole responsibility of just one party after the divorce. Listing every single financial obligation may help in evaluating how each item will impact one’s future and could be in an important factor in any negotiations over issues such as spousal maintenance or child support.

There may be instances when legal terminology is unfamiliar. To avoid agreeing to something that one may regret later, each party may benefit from ensuring that they understand the impact of a particular decision, both for the immediate future and for long-term. Real estate and tax issues can be particularly troublesome and typically require careful analysis of the relevant facts and circumstances.

Nevada residents who consider filing for divorce may be faced with multiple decisions that have to be made. By cooperating in an effort to make most decisions jointly, the parties will likely be able to achieve a fair and lasting agreement of all material issues. While going through a divorce can sometimes feel challenging, there are several ways to streamline the process so as to focus on what is important in order to achieve an equitable settlement.

Source: The Huffington Post, 5 Nuances of Divorce You Need to Know, Kerri Zane, Dec. 26, 2013

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