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2. Get Organized

Having all your personal and financial information accounted for and organized will save you time and money. Provide it to your lawyer all at once rather than on multiple occasions to save billing time. It will also help you start to feel in control.

Landers says people tend to forget assets such as pensions, 401(k)s, IRAs, stock options, restricted stock, deferred compensation, life insurance, annuities, professional licenses, tax refunds, time shares, and executive perks. All of these items have value and should be considered during a divorce.

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