Property division decisions can have long-term impacts

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Through the process of divorce, an individual in Virginia may quickly get a brand new start and another opportunity to pursue happiness relationship-wise. However, it is natural for divorced individuals to have second thoughts about whether going through their divorce was the best decision for them and their families emotionally and financially, particularly if a divorced couple had heated disputes about issues such as property division. A couple of tips can help divorcing individuals to make rational decisions and thus avoid regretting their marital split-up down the road.

First, it is best to avoid acting impulsively. In many people’s cases, their regrets don’t pop up after extra years of life experience and reflection on the past. Rather, they pop up within just one week or a couple of weeks of the divorce. Although allowing a relationship to drag on unnecessarily can be bad, it can also be bad to make rash decisions regarding divorce.

Second, it’s wise to take on a logical perspective when it comes to marital problems. Some problems are best to simply take in stride, such as a spouse’s minor annoying habits around the house. Others are more serious -- such as having a spouse who doesn’t want to have sex or who struggles with alcoholism -- and thus may be non-negotiable when it comes to making a decision concerning divorce.

If two people decide to get divorced due to irreconcilable differences, they may still be able to see eye-to-eye on major areas such as asset distribution or property division at the negotiation table. This will eliminate the need for them to take these issues to a divorce court. If the pair can’t find common ground, however, a judge will get involved and decide for them how to handle these matters in Virginia.

Source: bustle.com, "Divorce Regrets Are Very Common, So Here Are 4 Ways To Regret-Proof Your Split", Pamela J. Stubbart, Aug. 18, 2014

Source: bustle.com, "Divorce Regrets Are Very Common, So Here Are 4 Ways To Regret-Proof Your Split", Pamela J. Stubbart, Aug. 18, 2014

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