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Consider all financial options before divorce

When confronting divorce proceedings, Mississippi residents may be working through issues such as custody, child support, property division and more. Occasionally, couples may find it difficult to settle on certain financial issues, such as stock options. It is important for couples to carefully specify what will happen to stocks and bonds and consider all options when going through a divorce.

One of the things to determine is the ownership of the stocks. The parties have the option to sell all the stocks and split the profit. This is an issue which may not be a top priority during a Mississippi divorce, but settling these issues now can save a couple further complications and troubles after the divorce is finalized.

Division of financial assets can seem complicated. Many couples may not know where to begin this process or how to handle financial issues appropriately during a divorce. Financial assets and how they are divided can have an impact on other aspects of a divorce. For instance, the financial settlement could affect child support and/or spousal support. Divorce settlements differ on a case by case basis, so it may be important to have help when navigating this complicated process.

Divorcing couples should protect themselves from further legal disputes and complications by handling all material financial issues during the divorce proceeding. Stock options may seem like a benign issue in some circumstances, but they can play a vital role in the outcome of a divorce and the financial future of the parties. Knowing all available options before finalizing a divorce may help lead to a fair and comprehensive agreement that will stand the test of time.

Source:, Weighing Divorce 'Options', Marc D. Bello, Jan. 7, 2014

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