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Divorcing Again? 3 Things To Know When Dissolving A Second Marriage

by Lewis Hamilton

Marriage is a unique partnership that joins a couple physically, emotionally, and financially. Unfortunately, splitting up this partnership can be overwhelming once you decide it is time to divorce. If you have remarried, you may think your relationship and partnership will thrive and survive. In reality, that is not the case, since second marriages are more likely to end in divorce. Even though you have gone through the process before, divorce is not easier the second time around. Here are a few things to know about divorcing again.

Don't Underestimate the Power of a Prenup

Depending on the factors involved in your first marriage and divorce, you may have wished you had a prenuptial agreement in place. This agreement is a legally binding contract stating what you and your spouse will be responsible for in the event the marriage ends. The agreement will designate how assets and property are divided during a divorce.

If you choose to marry a second time, you may think you have learned the lessons or have the experience necessary to sustain a healthy marriage. Therefore, you may feel divorce is not likely so you do not need a prenuptial agreement.

As stated earlier, divorce is even more common with a second marriage, so never underestimate the power of a prenup. Make sure to have one in place BEFORE starting your second marriage.

Custody Agreements Will Be Overwhelming

In first marriages, you may be just starting your family together. Or, you are joining an existing family together. Divorce from this first marriage can be difficult because you and your spouse will want and need to arrange custody for your shared children and any step children that are in the family.

In a second marriage where you are jointing together with another spouse and their children, a divorce will be even more challenging to navigate due to the additional pets and children.

Many couples divorce amicably but navigating through custody agreements for first and second divorces can be incredibly overwhelming. Trust your attorney and a mediator to help you through the design and scheduling of your custody agreement.

Same Lawyer the Second Time?

The decision to use the same attorney for your second divorce that you used for your first one can be difficult. However, if your attorney worked on your behalf, dissolving your first marriage in the most efficient and stress-free manner possible, consider reusing their legal services for your second divorce.

Divorce is not meant to be fun or easy, but if your attorney made the process physically and emotionally grueling for you, your ex, and your children, consider finding a new attorney for your second divorce. Attorneys like those at Winstein, Kavensky & Cunningham, LLC. offer the services you need.