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Can you predict divorce based on personality?

Divorce can happen to any one for any reason. Though some people feel ashamed for ending their marriage, it is a common event and one that is often the best choice for everyone involved. It can give both spouses a chance to begin again and find true happiness.

Some people say that they could see the end of their marriage coming, but others report being blindsided. If you talk to some divorced people here in Arizona, they may say something like "if only I could have predicted this." Experts say that there are certain personality traits that make a couple more likely to end their marriage. This information may help you if you're considering divorce.

5 Ways to Cope With Divorce

Divorce is a major life stressor. Unfortunately, 40 to 50 percent of married couples may experience it personally in their lifetime. From emotional trauma to financial stress and legal battles, divorce brings a heavy array of life changes and difficulties. Although we deal solely with the legal aspects of divorce, we've noticed during our decades of experience that taking care of yourself in every aspect can influence how things can go for you legally during a divorce. That's why we'd like to share a few tips on coping with the stress of divorce:

Getting Started: Arizona Divorce

Begin with being diligent
In the first place, cross your t's and dot your i's. Before you even counsel with a Phoenix divorce lawyer, ensure the Phoenix divorce lawyer has years of experience practicing family law. How much experience relies on your requirement of knowledge in your case. 

How Clients Can Help Lower Their Divorce Costs

Getting divorced in Phoenix or elsewhere doesn't have to be expensive in every case. With the exception of instances where couples are not willing to compromise at all on certain issues or where one partner is hell-bent on dragging the process out without regard to the time and costs, there are several ways couples might reduce the overall cost of getting divorced. 

A Few Ways People Make Divorce More Expensive-A Cautionary Tale

The amount of money it takes to support two households after divorce is always going to be higher than the amount of money it takes to support one household during a marriage. That does not mean it is not doable and it does not mean it is not worth it. People often say, "I hear you, but I just want to make sure I get what I am entitled to. I don't trust my spouse not to screw me over if we mediate."

What Does a No Fault Divorce Mean?

Divorce and marriage law can be complicated. There are many terms that can be difficult to understand and different types of divorce that exist. Read on to learn more about what a no fault divorce really is and how to properly file for divorce in Phoenix, Arizona with the help of a talented divorce lawyer.

How to handle the marital home during property division

Buying a home to share and raise children in is a major aspect of many people's marriages. It is not uncommon for a couple to spend months or even years searching for the right house to call home. Still, buying a home can sometimes feel easier than deciding what to do with it during a divorce. Many people dread dealing with the marital home during property division, but it does not have to be this way.

Before moving forward with any decisions about how to divide a house, the divorcing couple should have the home appraised first. It is important to understand the equity of a home in order to make an informed and responsible decision while dividing property. One can obtain that equity by taking the appraised value of the home and subtracting any money still owed on it.