Prioritizing needs can help clarify divorce settlement goals
Once a married couple decides that they would be happier going their separate ways, they must then work out the details of their divorce. And as most people are well aware, the divorce process is fraught with many potential pitfalls. Often the divorce is the result of irreconcilable problems that have fostered resentments and even outright hostility. As such, the mere prospect of entering negotiations can be quite daunting.
So, what can you do to better position yourself if you are anticipating being involved in a contentious divorce? Well, you may want to take a pragmatic rather than an emotional approach to resolving the many issues that must be addressed.
One way of doing this is to prioritize your concerns. For example, if there are children involved, then their best interests are certainly a significant matter. You will want to examine their needs as well as the impact the divorce and subsequent custody arrangement will have on their lives.
Another big issue is that of property division. Dividing assets can be a very tricky proposition. Of course, you want your equitable share, but you don’t want to lose money unnecessarily by engaging in a protracted legal battle.
Child custody and property division are just two common aspects of divorce. Every divorce has its own unique set of circumstances, the details of which can lead to more debate and decision making. With so much to work through, it can be extremely beneficial to solicit the representation of an experienced divorce attorney.
At the Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, we place a high priority in serving the specific needs of our clients. We like to apply a goal-oriented approach that can help clarify what you want. We then can advise on the best way that your goals may be achieved. On the Firm Overview page of this website, you can read in greater detail about how we can help you.