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Preparing

Do's and don'ts

Do's and don'ts

Going through a divorce takes planning, patience, and knowledge.

Get started

Get started

Ground yourself early on with these principles.

Health, safety, and self-care

Self-care isn’t selfish—it’s smart.

Building a support team

Building a support team

Assemble friends, family, and trusted legal and financial experts.

Get organized

Get organized

Gather documents and take steps now to set yourself up for success.

Common considerations

Legal

Legal

Having your paperwork in order can help you file for divorce.

Finances

Finances

The first step in protecting your money is to take stock of what you have.

House

House

Understand the full set of costs associated with owning a home.

Family and kids

Family and kids

Custody arrangements should focus on the wellbeing of the child.

Insurance

Insurance

Take steps to ensure you have personal coverage.

Rebuilding

Life after divorce

Life after divorce

The divorce may be over, but your new life is just beginning.

Top tips

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Focus on the long term

Ignoring your wellbeing or avoiding a full assessment of your finances will hurt your outlook.

Stay grounded

Avoid making important decisions when you’re in a negative emotional state.

Expect to spend more

Living single can be costly—most people’s expenses go up 30%1 after a divorce, so budget accordingly.

By the numbers

1M+

There were 1M+ divorces in the US in 20162

2x

The divorce rate doubles after age 503

40–50%

40–50% of married couples in the US divorce4

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Focus on the long term

Ignoring your wellbeing or avoiding a full assessment of your finances will hurt your outlook.

Expect to spend more

Ignoring your wellbeing or avoiding a full assessment of your finances will hurt your outlook.

Living single can be costly—most people’s expenses go up 30%1 after a divorce, so budget accordingly.

Expect to spend more

Ignoring your wellbeing or avoiding a full assessment of your finances will hurt your outlook.

Living single can be costly—most people’s expenses go up 30%1 after a divorce, so budget accordingly.

Focus on the long term

Ignoring your wellbeing or avoiding a full assessment of your finances will hurt your outlook.

Clarity begins with a conversation

Contact Fidelity today for 1-on-1 guidance during life’s big decisions. We believe in making the complex simpler, because we want you to be confident about the decisions you make—next week, next year, and beyond.