Divorce continues to be discussed in the news as the divorce rate in the United States remains steady. There are several reasons couples get divorced, with some of the most common reasons being irreconcilable differences and infidelity. Regardless of the reasons couples get divorced, a new study found that some states have much higher divorce rates than other states.
If you live in Arizona and are divorced or have been thinking about getting divorced, you are not alone. The study found that Arizona has one highest rates of divorce in the U.S. The study reported that there are 10.98-12.63 divorces for every 1,000 people living in Arizona. The study also listed Sierra Vista as the number two city on the list of top 10 cities with the highest rate of divorce.
With Arizona having one of the highest divorce rates in the country, what tips should spouses consider before filing for divorce?
Divorce impacts every part of your life but one of the biggest impacts of divorce is to your financial goals. Spouses thinking about filing for divorce should be aware of their marital assets and property, including each spouse’s retirement accounts and pension plans. Marital assets and property will have to be divided during the divorce so knowing what assets you share and their value can help during negotiations and make sure you get your fair share.
It is also helpful to be aware of your currently monthly expenses and income. Both of these will change after the divorce so it can be very beneficial to create a budget during the divorce proceedings to set you up for financial success after the divorce.
There are many other considerations to make before and during divorce. Spouses thinking about getting divorced should consult a divorce attorney to discuss what specific steps to take.
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Regardless of how complicated your case may seem, our divorce lawyers can help. Call the Law Offices of Janice M. Palmer, P.C. at (480) 820-4771 or toll-free at (888) 352-7725 for a consultation.
Source: ABC 15, “Divorce rates high in Arizona, according to study,” Weslie Swift, Nov. 5, 2013