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Financial abuse complicates the decision to divorce

Perhaps your spouse has provided well for you during your marriage. You live in a nice home, take extravagant vacations and have every necessity. However, if you are considering divorce, you may feel frustrated and even frightened about how you would manage since you have no access to cash.

You may be one of many in Arizona who are victims of financial abuse by their partners. This may happen when someone who earns considerably more than his or her spouse controls the money in such a way as to deny the spouse any access to it. While sometimes this kind of control includes physical violence, often it is a form of emotional abuse that can leave you feeling trapped, afraid and with no resources to help you escape.

Don't be stereotyped as a non-custodial parent

In most joint custody arrangements, the court will consider one parent the non-custodial parent. This is often because the children will primarily live with one parent in order to maintain continuity of their lives. For example, if you and the other parent do not live in the same school district, the children would spend the majority of their time with the parent in that school district.

In addition, your schedule may not allow you to spend as much time with your children as you would like. Any number of reasons could prevent you from being the custodial parent, and now, you feel as though society puts you into a box because of it.

Is your law enforcement pension at risk during divorce?

As you moved forward with your career as a law enforcement officer, you may have garnered promotions and accolades for your fine work. You may have shared in the joy of these moments with your spouse and valued the support he or she offered. However, the stress of the job or other marital issues may have resulted in your once-happy marriage taking a turn toward divorce.

This type of scenario could happen to any married Arizona resident, but you may have particular concerns when it comes to property division. For instance, you may be worried that your retirement pension will face negative impacts during the divorce process.

Divorce diagnosis: Doctors can face financial setbacks

Being a doctor may have always been your dream job. From a young age, you may have kept yourself on the educational path to reach your career goal. Along the way, you also got married and maybe had some kids. All in all, you felt your life was heading in the right direction. Then, one day, your plans changed when your spouse announced that he or she wanted a divorce.

Whether this news came as a shock or you saw it coming for some time, you still have a lot of road to cover ahead. In particular, you will need to handle a number of legal and financial issues related to the dissolution of your marriage. Because you are a high-income professional, you may feel particularly worried about how a divorce will affect your financial situation.

3 factors to understand during your high asset divorce

When you got married, you likely envisioned a life in which you and your spouse would go through many experiences together. As you both worked and accumulated a considerable amount of assets, you may have begun to feel even more as if the world was at your feet as a couple. Unfortunately, your relationship did not stay as strong as you had hoped in the beginning.

Whether you were married for a few years or a few decades, going through a divorce can be complicated. Because you have become wealthy over the years, you may worry that your considerable net worth will cause even more complications during the divorce process. You are not incorrect to follow this line of thinking, but fortunately, you can help yourself prepare and protect your assets.

Getting through the holiday custody schedule

You may remember those early holidays with the kids. With a schedule in mind, your family attended church services together, arrived at Grandma's for an afternoon feast, and perhaps darted to other holiday gatherings throughout the week. While those may have been hectic days, you may give anything to have them back.

The holidays after a divorce can be difficult for parents, especially if a custody arrangement does not allow those early traditions to continue. You may be grieving the loss of those memories as well as the breakup of your family, and certainly, you are feeling the emotions of having to divide the time you get to spend with your children. While the holidays may never be the way you imagined, there are ways you can get through them and retain some of the joy.

Your prenuptial agreement can protect assets but must be fair

You may be someone who has always been financially conscious. As a result, you may have made a number of wise money-related moves throughout your life, chosen a lucrative career and done your best to protect your assets where possible. Of course, you likely did not want money to act as the sole focus of your life, and as a result, you pursued love just like numerous other Arizona residents.

Now that you have found the person you believe you could spend the rest of your life with, you may feel a great deal of excitement. However, you likely still want to remain financially conscious, and though you may not plan to divorce your betrothed, you understand that it is a possibility. As a result, you may want to create a prenuptial agreement.

Does divorce have you worried about your retirement security?

You may be someone who enjoys working hard but who is also looking forward to the day when you can retire. You likely have trips you want to take, sights you want to see and a number of other activities to which you look forward. Of course, you also know that having the retirement funds to cover these activities is vital.

You may have meticulously saved for retirement, and as you did so, you likely had your spouse in mind and his or her role in your retirement. However, you are now going through a divorce, and your well-built retirement security could face risks of taking hard hits as a result of the financial impacts of ending your marriage.

Arizona laws regarding divorce and frozen embryos

A couple heading toward divorce can expect to face many difficult decisions. Among the most common sources of contention between divorcing spouses are decisions about child custody and property division. When both spouses have strong opinions about the issues, negotiations can break down quickly.

Couples who have struggled with infertility may have another issue to deal with that falls between child custody and property division. If you and your spouse created embryos in hopes of having a child, you may be facing some legal conflict if you disagree about the fate of those embryos now that you are going through a divorce.

Telltale signs that your spouse might be involved in an affair

Have you ever had a sinking feeling about something but were unsure if you could confirm your suspicions? No one wants to go around accusing people of things when they have no evidence that such allegations are true. On the other hand, especially in a marriage, it's understandable that you want to act before things get out of hand.

It's no secret that infidelity is the leading cause in many cases of divorce in Arizona and throughout the nation. On occasion, a spouse may simply ask his or her partner whether he or she is having an affair and get a sad but truthful answer. However, more times than not, spouses try to hide their affairs, so it's critical to know how to recognize signs of infidelity.

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