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Divorce can be particularly difficult on men

The marital dissolution process can be challenging for both women and men, although men face unique challenges in this type of legal proceeding. Their challenges are both mental and financial no matter how much or how little assets they may have. A couple of tips might help men in Massachusetts who are going through a divorce to feel as in control as possible.

Men usually take on the attitude that they will walk away from their marriages with nothing once they have decided to get divorced. Sometimes this is because of pride: The man feels obligated to take care of his family even after deciding to get divorced. On the other hand, some men simply want the entire process done with, so they are willing to accept divorce agreements that are not fair.

Splitting everything 50-50 is not as easy as it sounds in many divorce cases. However, it is wise for men to avoid settling for less than what they are entitled to get. It is also wise for men to create post-divorce budgets that reflect their new financial realities following divorce. These new realities may include child support and alimony along with regular, everyday expenses.

Getting a divorce can be one of the most stressful experiences of a person's life in Massachusetts, whether the person is a man or a woman. However, a divorcing individual has the right to fight for his or her fair share of assets. An applied understanding of the law may help individuals to pursue settlements that are ultimately in their best interests.

Source:, "5 Financial Tips for Men Seeking Divorce", Jacob Maslow, Sept. 28, 2016

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