While this valuable benefit of divorce, the Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO), may sound like instructions for good behavior during the divorce, it is actually a financial tool. You and your spouse's retirement accounts are as much a part of the marital estate as the house, cars and silverware are, and this powerful legal and financial document allows you to include the disposition of any retirement accounts as part of your divorce proceedings.
Once you and your spouse have legally separated, you may then decide to pursue another relationship. You can't stop living your life just because you are heading toward a divorce, but you also don't want to compromise your future on a new relationship that may not last. Before choosing to date other people, you have to consider what type of impact it will have on your divorce.
Every state is different in terms of how long you have to be separated before you can file for divorce.
Are you planning to file for divorce and have dependent children? If so, you likely want to avoid a nasty divorce because you realize that your children may get hurt in the process. The following tips can help you engage with your children and get through your divorce as amicably as possible.
Beware of ploys that your children may use.
Children may make purposeful attempts to cause friction between their parents during a divorce.