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What can you do to save your marriage?

Regardless of what has happened in the past, you may have the desire to save your marriage and to spend the rest of your life with your spouse. Of course, this is easier said than done if you've been dealing with a rough patch as of late.

Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to put yourself on track to saving your marriage. Here are a few ideas to consider:

  • Don't play the victim: Both individuals are in position to make things right, so you shouldn't sit back and play the victim, regardless of what your spouse has done. Instead, you need to search for ways to make things right.
  • Compromise: Is there something in particular that is putting a strain on your marriage? Is there a compromise that works for both individuals? You need to discuss this, as there may be some middle ground that makes you both happy.
  • Spend time apart: Many people feel like divorce is the only answer because they never have the alone time they need to recharge. By spending time apart, you can put this issue to rest.

A parenting agreement can answer these important questions

As you move through your divorce, it will only be a matter of time before you discuss matters of child custody (if you have a child with the other person).

While you have one set of ideas, there's a good chance your ex-spouse has something else on his or her mind. This is why you need to be prepared for anything that could come your way.

Warning signs of divorce: Are you seeing these?

If you're having any trouble with your marriage, it goes without saying that you're going to think about what the future will bring. This may lead you to focus in on divorce, as you may have reason to believe that this is the only way out.

Here's the good thing: There are steps you can take to save your marriage, such as going to counseling. Conversely, there are times when no matter what you do, you are unable to make progress.

What typically happens to the family home in Florida divorces?

For many couples, the family home is the single biggest asset acquired during marriage. When couples divorce, that home can often be a major point of contention. Both spouses want to ensure they receive a fair share of the home. Sometimes, both spouses want to retain possession of the home. Other times, they just want to ensure that their portion of equity is appropriate, given their investment in the property.

Even if you have a prenuptial agreement on record, there is no way to predict how the courts will rule on possession of the home. The courts may not uphold any clause in a prenuptial agreement that unfairly favors one spouse. They can also adjust proposed asset division terms to reflect the current situation of the couple. Knowing Florida law about divorce and the division of assets is the best way to predict what will happen to your home.

What can't you include in a prenuptial agreement?

As your wedding day closes in you may begin to realize that you should discuss the creation of a prenuptial agreement with your soon-to-be spouse.

This can be a difficult conversation, so it's important to tread lightly and take the right approach.

Personal property division: Be prepared for everything

A divorce is sure to change your life in many ways, including the fact that you will probably lose some property to your ex-spouse.

When it comes to matters of property division, there is no shortage of items to think about. For example, personal property is often the largest category, as this includes almost everything you keep in your home.

Are you going through a divorce and have credit card debt?

There is never a good time to find yourself buried in credit card debt and searching for a way out. This is definitely the case during divorce, as you'll need to deal with this debt just the same as you do your assets.

While there is more than one way to deal with credit card debt in divorce, some people continue to overlook just how important it is to tackle this challenge at the appropriate time. Here are a handful of tips to keep in mind:

  • See if there is a way to pay off any joint credit card debt before leaving your marriage
  • Consider transferring the debt to separate cards in each individual's name
  • Cancel all joint credit cards to ensure that they aren't used by either party moving forward
  • Make it clear as to who is to pay off which debt
  • Keep records of all your charges, such as receipts showing what you purchased
  • Consider all options for paying off credit card debt, such as a home equity line of credit or money from a joint bank account
  • Learn more about bankruptcy as to better understand if this is an option

You can protect yourself before tying the knot

Making the decision to get married is one of the biggest steps you'll take in your life. Not only does this impact you on a personal level, but the same holds true for your finances.

With this in mind, you need to prepare for both the present and the future. For many people, this means creating a prenuptial agreement.

Divorce and joint credit card debt: Things to remember

If you decide to divorce, it's only natural to create a property division checklist to ensure that each and every asset is touched on during the process.

However, there's something else you need to think about during this time: debt division.

Use your divorce to teach your kids valuable skills

Divorce is a difficult time, but it has a lot to teach the involved parties. Children who are going through their parents' divorce aren't any exception. You can use your divorce to teach your children a lot about how to behave when going through a contentious situation.

While it is possible to use this as a learning experience, you need to balance this with helping your child to work through the emotions that are present due to the divorce. Finding this balance isn't always easy, but it can be very rewarding. Here are a few life lessons you might be able to teach your child during your divorce:

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