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Five things to remember while going through a divorce

Divorce is usually a very stressful process for any family to endure. Most parties are so eager to pick up the pieces and move on that they fail to do a few important things that could protect privacy and prevent future issues. Here, we remind you about five of those matters.

First, don't forget to change your email password. Even better, just set up a new email account that your soon-to-be ex-spouse is unaware of. Make sure your attorney uses only your new email address. Also, be sure to notify your work or any creditors that you must receive emails from. This prevents your spouse from deleting important emails out of spite, or accessing confidential information.

Second, change the PIN numbers on debit and credit cards, as well as bank accounts. Do not leave any funds in an account where an angry spouse can withdraw them and wipe you out financially. Which leads us to our third suggestion, stash some cash. Make sure that you have access to funds in case of emergency. Fourth, change beneficiaries in last will and testaments, retirement plans, and life insurance policies. Finally, fifth, if you are the party who has chosen to leave the marital residence until the divorce is final, be sure to take small sentimental and valuable items with you. An example of this could be a piece of a grandmother's jewelry, or other family heirlooms.

During the divorce process, small issues like these are often overlooked. When the future is uncertain and you are trying to figure out how to move forward, it is a great idea to utilize a divorce attorney as a trusted advisor. He or she can think clearly and make sure you are well protected during times when it may be hard for you to handle yourself.

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