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Don't let divorce throw a wrench in retirement funding

When a Tennessee couple is considering divorcing, one of the most important aspects of the decision-making process involves the financial ramifications of ending the marriage. For those who are nearing retirement age, this can be an especially difficult decision to make. Most couples plan for retirement under the assumption that they will move through their later years as a unit, helping to support and care for each other. When a divorce occurs, those plans are suddenly shattered, and both spouses have to approach their retirement planning as individuals.

Tennessee divorce may follow signs in a struggling marriage

Most marriages in Tennessee go through rough times when spouses may find it hard to communicate with each other or strongly disagree on issues that are important to them. Some are able to push through the struggles and emerge on the other side with their relationships intact. Others, however, may wonder when to continue the good fight and when it is time to initiate a divorce.

Attorneys share common reasons for divorce

For decades, researchers who examine marriage breakups have suggested many causes, from money to mothers-in-law. However, attorneys who work daily with couples contemplating divorce offer some intimate details about what they see as the most common reasons why couples split. For many couples in Tennessee, it may boil down to communication.

DIY divorce may mean years of regret

It seems the recent trend of do-it-yourself television programming and websites has made experts of nearly everyone. Suddenly, people are making home repairs, cooking gourmet meals and offering fashion advice with little more experience than a few hours in front of a screen. However, trusting important matters to online wisdom only goes so far, and people in Tennessee probably know when to call in professional help. For example, do-it-yourself divorces can leave a person dealing with regret.

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