The property division process during a divorce is one of the most challenging parts of the entire process. If you do not have an experienced divorce attorney guiding you, it can be easy to make mistakes that will cost you more in the long run. You should always consult with an attorney before signing any settlement agreement or decree if at all possible.
In this blog post, we will discuss important tips for navigating the property division process with ease and success!
1) Consider your spouse’s point of view.
It can be easy to get caught up in anger and bitterness, but you should try to put yourself in their shoes as well. It may surprise you how much more understanding you will feel for them if they have been through a tough divorce before or are going through one now.
2) Remember that the court is not biased.
It may be tempting to think of the judge as “against you” or in favor of your spouse, but this isn’t true! The judges’ job is to make sure both parties are treated fairly and can voice their concerns without feeling attacked by either party.
3) Be prepared to talk about your finances.
It is often tricky for divorcing parties to discuss their financial status openly, but you should do so regardless of how hard it can be. This will help the judge make a fair and accurate assessment of what both spouses need from each other regarding property division!
4) Be open to compromise.
Many spouses know that there is no such thing as a perfect settlement, so they are willing to accept something less than they want to make it easier on the other spouse. This is a great way to make peace and preserve your relationship with that person.
5) Remember that you are not your spouse’s new best friend.
The judge will be looking for a settlement agreement that is in the best interests of both spouses. It is not their job to make you happy and find solutions that work for both of you; they are simply there to ensure fairness all around.
It can be a complicated process to navigate, but following these tips from Marshall & Taylor will help you successfully make it through the property division process during your divorce.