When you are first thinking about separating there will appear to be some impossible hurdles. How will you get out of it and survive financially? Can I make sure that the children are disturbed as little as possible? These things can go round and round in your head.
This is where a divorce financial planner can help, even before you actually take the step of asking for a separation. By exploring the different paths that the financial settlement may take, you can be better prepared for what is to come.
Creative situations can be found, that better match both partners wants, rather than simply $s on paper. Solutions which disturb any children as little as possible can be worked through.
It may seem cold and calculating to have done this research before you even speak to your spouse, but it can help clear your head and give you less of a sense of feeling trapped.
Sometimes, sorting these things out and realising the amount of freedom you actually have can be enough to actually turn things around and save your marriage, simply because your own attitude and feeling of security / insecurity is addressed.
Whether you are contemplating divorce, right through to settlement and even beyond, it can be extremely valuable to seek the opinion of a divorce financial planner.
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