Three common disputes that could derail your divorce
Going through a divorce can be a stressful and confusing time. For some, it can be a heartwrenching surprise, while for others, it can be a welcome end to a difficult chapter.
Once you start moving forward with a divorce, you can start looking forward to reaching the end of the process and getting started with the next phase of your life. However, some arguments can come up during your divorce, making the process more complicated.
These three common disputes can derail your divorce, making the process longer and more expensive.
No record of yours vs. mine
After years together, it can be challenging to remember what belonged to whom before you got married. As you consider how you will divide your assets, you should consider what potential battles are worth the added conflict. When you and your spouse cannot agree on what is or is not marital property, it can create friction and increase how long it takes to settle your divorce.
Getting children involved in the dispute
Your divorce will affect your children, but at the end of the day, the person who will be your ex will still be their parent. When your children come to you with questions, you should talk to them in an age-appropriate way, but without involving them in the conflict between you and your spouse. When you involve your children, it can impact how the court will view what is in your children’s best interest.
Misunderstanding of property valuation
Once you and your spouse determine what falls in the marital property category, you will have to agree on what those assets are worth. When spouses disagree on the value of marital assets, it can make it challenging to move forward with determining how to divide them.
You should talk to an experienced professional about your goals for your divorce and what rules will apply to your situation.