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How to end a marriage without losing all hope for retirement

Divorce will bring financial changes to a person's life. No matter the financial health of a Virginia couple, both parties will face the need to make adjustments, especially when it comes to retirement. It may be necessary to adjust expectations and planned retirement dates, but it is possible to end a marriage still hold onto to dreams for the golden years.

The divorce process takes a toll on long-term savings

When a Virginia couple decides to end their marriage, they will have to divide all marital assets between them. This includes assets accumulated while married, such as real estate and long-term savings. The divorce process can take a significant toll on retirement savings, which is why it is especially important for anyone who is nearing retirement age to think carefully about all decisions they make.

When parents end a marriage, it can negatively impact children

When Virginia parents go through a divorce, the youngest members of the family can suffer mental and emotional distress. When parents end a marriage, it can disrupt young lives and schedules, and it can be hard to transition to a new home and not seeing one parent part of the time. Thankfully, there are things parents can do to minimize the hurt and distress that the youngest members of the family are experiencing.

Helpful tips to make co-parenting easier for everyone

Divorce is a difficult process, and it can sometimes have a negative impact on the youngest members of the family. Because parents want to make things easier for kids and provide as much continuity of lifestyle as possible for them, co-parenting is a popular custody choice. This arrangement can work well, but only when two Virginia co-parents commit to working together peacefully and respectfully.

It's often best for parents to share custody of a child

Divorce is often hardest on the youngest members of a Virginia family, especially when the two parents cannot agree on how to share parenting time and responsibilities. Child custody is a sensitive topic, and it is not easy to come to a final agreement, frequently leaving the court to decide. There is widespread agreement that it is best when parents share custody of a child to allow the child to maintain strong relationships with both parents. However, there are some who prefer to still give primary custody to the mother.

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