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What should a woman consider before filing for divorce?

Have you and your husband been discussing the possibility of getting divorced in Illinois? Have you on your own thought about ending your marriage? Maybe your husband has sprung a divorce on you. No matter the situation, you are about to embark upon a very emotionally challenging experience. Before you get too far in, it is important to understand a few key things.

As explained by MakeIt Better, one mistake that women in particular tend to make when getting divorced is that they make decisions based upon emotions not based upon facts. This can be especially the case when kids are involved. Pushing hard to keep the family home is a good example of how emotions may not always lead someone to the best decision. A home is very expensive to maintain over time. Additionally, on a reduced income this can be very difficult and have long-term financial disadvantages for you.

It is also important to know that not every divorce needs to be a contentious litigated mess. Sometimes, traditional litigation is necessary but it is worth you spending time to assess whether or not you and your spouse could benefit from a collaborative divorce. This can give you both the ability to reduce the conflict and complete your divorce in a better way. Especially if you have minor children, this could help them and it may set up a better coparenting relationship as well.

This information is not intended to provide legal advice but instead is meant to give divorcing women some important things to think about as they enter into the process.

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