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Holidays following divorce can be challenging without the kids

A parent's first Thanksgiving or Christmas following the dissolution of a marriage is generally not easy. Unfortunately, even the 10th holiday can still be a challenge. A few tips may help to make the holidays more manageable -- emotionally -- following divorce in Montana.

Divorce can be especially problematic for those over 40

The emotional turbulence that accompanies the dissolution of a marriage in Montana can alone be overwhelming for those ending their marriage. Having to address the finances can feel like adding salt to the proverbial wound. This is particularly true for those who are going through divorce past the age of 40.

Finances important focus area when navigating divorce

The financial aspect of dissolving a marriage is often stressful and complicated. This is particularly true for those who fail to prepare before going to court. A few financial matters are important to address as early as possible in a divorce proceeding in Montana.

Divorce can be smoother with a few important steps

The process of getting divorced in Montana can naturally be overwhelming no matter how long a couple has been married. Part of the reason divorce can be so stressful is that two spouses may not agree on how to handle their finances. Some tips may help with addressing the financial aspects of the marriage dissolution process.

Divorce can have impact on retirement

During the process of getting divorced in Montana, how the marital split-up will affect one's retirement typically is not an immediate area of focus. However, is a legitimate concern long term. For this reason, taking steps to protect one's retirement plans is critical during a divorce proceeding.

Whether to keep the marital home following divorce a big decision

At the start of the divorce process in Montana, being unsure about what to do is natural. An area that may especially spark questions is property division, which can easily cause fireworks between soon-to-be-exes. Specifically, determining what to do with the couple's marital house in divorce proceedings is critical.  

Mediation may be a good idea during divorce

Dissolving a marriage can be a brutal ordeal. This is true even if two spouses are attempting to end their marriage in a reasonable manner. After all, divorce litigation involves courtroom procedures that can taken months to complete. An alternative to going to trial in Montana, however, is divorce mediation.

Divorce can have multiple long-term effects

Getting divorced in Montana is a life-changing experience, with two spouses having to undo their ties and learn how to move on with their own individual lives. The process can understandably be overwhelming both emotionally and financially. Divorce has a few effects in particular that have to do with taxes and the family home.

Alimony decisions have tax implications during divorce

An essential aspect of dealing with the end of a marriage in Montana is planning for the tax-related consequences. Unfortunately, taxes are often among the least understood aspects of a divorce. A couple of tips may help with addressing taxes and another particular divorce matter that often sparks conflict: alimony.

Child, spousal support can be challenging aspects of divorce

Dissolving a marriage in Montana is often something couples never planned to do. Thus, when they finally do decide to get a divorce, they may be at a loss when it comes to what steps to take. A couple of tips may help with tackling some of the biggest issues that crop up during the dissolution of a divorce, namely those involving financial support.