While getting divorced in the new year is not exactly a happy resolution,in some cases,it can be for the best and represent a fresh start for all involved. While others are struggling with their dieting and lifestyle resolutions,many are trying to educate themselves on how to legally prepare for a divorce. When it comes to preparing yourself for what’s to come,there are two main areas to consider: money and children.
When it comes to dividing up the assets of a couple getting a divorce,this can be a stressful and daunting process. If one of the parties chooses to fight about who gets what,the process can become extremely drawn out and expensive. When it comes to dividing the assets inside the family home,it is always best if the couple can work these details out for themselves without having to pay for back-and-forths between lawyers. A walk through the home while making a list of who wants what in each room and then sitting down to negotiate who gets what is a positive way to start the ball moving on asset division.
As the home is most often the most significant shared asset,deciding if one party is going to keep it,or if it is best to sell and split the equity is a huge decision. Again,these decisions are best undertaken by the couple themselves.
Child custody is among the most emotionally-charged aspects of divorce. Deciding on where the children are going to live and whether there will be shared or full custody is often a decision that needs the assistance of a divorce attorney . A mediator is a non-biased individual who works with couples to reach an agreement on what is best for the children and the family as a whole moving forward.