Divorce is a big upheaval in a person’s life. As we discussed in our previous blog post, it seems as though divorce is a seasonal occurrence; however, it can strike during any part of the year. If you are facing divorce, you should make sure that you know what your options are.
One of the first options that you have to decide is whether you want to go through mediation or just let the court decide on the settlement. There are pros and cons to each of these options. We can help you to learn about how each one might affect you.
In the case of mediation, you should know that you have the right to negotiate. You mustn’t let your emotions rule here. Instead, think practically so that you can make sure that you come out of the deal where you need to.
When you think about how property is going to be divided, think about how the property is going to affect you in the future. Yes, you might want to keep your marital home, but if the mortgage is too high or the house needs a lot of work, it might be in your best interests to let it go so you don’t have that liability.
If you decide that you can’t work with your ex and that you need to just head to court, you should realize that you are giving up control over what happens. We understand that is necessary in some cases and we will work to prepare a case that shows your side of the story to the court on why you should get the settlement you are seeking.