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Plan carefully at the end of your marriage

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Finding out that your spouse has filed for divorce might have been a shock to you. It is possible that you didn't see this one coming. If you are in this position right now, there are some very important things that you should understand. We are here to help you develop your plan for addressing the end of your marriage.

One of the most important things for you to remember right now is that you must do what is best for you. Even if your ex made sure that you had what you needed during your marriage, they aren't going to do that now. You should think about how your decisions today can impact you now in the future. If you have children, you also need to think about their best interests.

Another point to think about is what your life will be like once you're single again. If you relied on your spouse to pay the bills or were in a two-income household, you have a lot of financial changes coming. Set your budget based only on your income. This can be challenging, but taking the time to do it can help you plan better.

You should also find out as much as you can about the divorce process here in Maryland. There is a chance that you and your ex will use mediation or collaborative divorce to decide on all the points of the split. If this is the case, be prepared for negotiations about everything from property division to child custody.

We realize that this might all seem overwhelming, especially if you didn't expect it. We can work with you to ensure that you understand what's going on and what options you have.

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