For many couples facing divorce proceedings, they will have made the conscious decision to minimise the negative impact that the process can bring on the rest of the family. Very often, this means that many couples will wait until Christmas, birthdays and will have allowed important holidays to pass before they commence divorce proceedings.
It would be naïve of divorce lawyers to take the financial information they are presented at face value. Whilst unfortunate, it is inevitable that some people will attempt to distort their financial situation for their own gain during the divorce process.
Having already experienced divorce, you will be aware how difficult the process can be, particularly when there are complicated financial issues to sort. In view of this, you will want to ensure that you are fully protected should you wish to remarry.
For some individuals a divorce represents an opportunity for a fresh start, a chance to start over and build a new life. However, for the majority of people a divorce can be a hugely stressful time, and a time when separating spouses will worry over how they will manage financially.
The courts, as well as your appointed family lawyers, should always strive to reach an agreement that is fair to both partners. Within certain divorce cases it may well be deemed appropriate that one partner receives financial support from their spouse post-divorce. This support is often referred to as spousal maintenance.