Getting Divorced? You Need to Discuss and Agree on These 3 Things First

This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors.

If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.
Playing 3 Things to Discuss before Your Divorce

If you are considering a divorce, asset protection attorney Ann-Margaret Carrozza tells The Doctors there are 3 details that both people need to agree on before they call it quits.

Ann-Margaret, who notes the average divorce in America costs around $15,000, explains couples need to agree on the following:

The division of assets: She feels if you brought an asset into the relationship, the expectation should be that you leave with that asset.

Living arrangements: The attorney says there needs to be a reasonable agreement on where each party will be living and if 1 person is leaving the shared residence there should be a grace period to figure out where they will be moving to and how long they have to do it. 

Pet custody: She notes 68 percent of households have a pet, and before a couple splits there needs to be an agreement on who will be taking the animal and who will be able to better care for the pet moving forward.

Another important tip from our expert: Update your healthcare proxy and power of attorney if you do not want your soon-to-be ex to be able to make medical decisions for you in the event of a hospitalization.

Watch: 4 Relationship Issues That Could Lead to Divorce

Watch: Signs Divorce Could Be a Good Option

This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors.

If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.
Playing Do You Think You are on the Brink of Divorce?

Sign up for Our Newsletter!