Many people wonder why divorces have to be contested. The answer does not have to be that one side is angry or vindictive, though that is sometimes the case. Rather, sometimes the two parties cannot come to an agreement over issues about the property that needs to be split or how many days of parent time a spouse will get with their child.
Whatever the case may be, the family court system is needed to settle disputes.
Navigating the complex divorce system is tough and an attorney is required.
What is at stake?
YOUR ENTIRE LIFE IS AT STAKE.
All of the property that was jointly acquired during the marriage needs to be equitably distributed. This does not necessarily mean that it will be split 50-50. The court will take into account the income and wealth of each party. This is why you need an attorney as experienced as Emy Cordano. Perhaps the most contested property will be the marital home. It may need to be sold and the costs of that process address and the profit split. Alternatively, one party may want to buy the other out for their share which would involve a refinance and having to qualify for that can sometimes lead to other unexpected issues.
Remember, there is more than just real estate involved. We are talking about vehicles, recreational vehicles, boats, furniture, silverware, and more. We know it seems like a lot, but it needs to be figured out down to the last detail.
Joint bank or retirement accounts need to be split and settled, as does any debt that was acquired during the marriage.
One spouse may be required to make alimony payments to the other in order to maintain their former spouse’s lifestyle. This is often a heated issue and it is vital to have an attorney help you with this, whether you will be receiving or paying alimony.
If there are children involved, there will need to be time spent on figuring out child support and child custody issues. This can become very emotional.
Each case needs to be handled uniquely as no two marriages are the same. Divorce is a painful process which is why you need a strong advocate on your side that will fight for you aggressively until you get the best results possible. When there are no children involved, the two parties are fighting for assets and although this can get contentious and emotional, it is different than when children are involved. Most often, divorces affect children on a different level than adults. They often feel like they are in the middle and need to pick sides. It is important that their needs are taken into consideration and that the outcome benefits the children involved even if that means that the parents are inconvenienced or do not get their way. It is important to consider putting your child/ren first in a divorce.