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Pets, children and custody: Keeping your kids happy

Going through a divorce is difficult, especially if you have children and pets. One of the hardest things to decide on will be how your children split their time between your homes. You may also need to decide who can take care of your pets and if they should be in the same home with your children.

How can you tell your adult children you're divorcing?

When you're considering a divorce, you may not be worrying about your adult children. After all, they're old enough to be out of your home, and your divorce, in your mind, won't have a significant impact on them. It won't impact their home lives and is unlikely to cause them any strife from day to day.

How can you cope with divorce stress?

Going through a divorce isn't always devastating, but even if you're happy with the idea of a divorce, it still has an impact on your life. You will have good days and bad days. You may have days where there is financial strain and days where everything works out splendidly.

How do you divide a child's belongings in divorce?

When you have children, it can be difficult to decide on how to divide your property. Things that you might not normally worry about, like splitting up furniture, suddenly becomes a bigger problem when it's your child's bedroom set, and you're already concerned about finances following a divorce.

Understand your assets before going through divorce

The difference between nonmarital and marital assets is important when divorcing. Your marital assets are part of the property division aspect of your divorce, but nonmarital assets are considered separate. As a result, any assets you can have assigned as nonmarital assets will not be given to your spouse, unless you give them the asset yourself.

Gray divorce: What to know when you divorce over 50

When you decide to get a divorce later in life, there are many factors that you need to consider. Divorcing later in life means that you have a few additional things to think about, like dividing your retirement account or finding out if you're entitled to any of your spouse's pension.

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