Determining what to do with the marital home can be one of the most challenging decisions in a divorce. Often, it is one of the most valuable assets a family has. People also tend to feel sentimental about their marital home because it can remind them of better times. A marital home may also be the only home children have known and may be a source of comfort and stability during an otherwise chaotic time.
Though there are certainly exceptions, most reasonable people don't want a divorce to be a long, expensive process. To get through it as quickly and fairly as possible, some pursue avenues that seem inexpensive and quick on their face, only to make things more expensive in the end.
Legal issues that involve children have the potential to be contentious and highly emotional, particularly when it comes to determining child custody. Additionally, it can be easy to get confused about the legal process, which can lead to unnecessary arguments and uninformed decisions.
When people divorce, there are many uncertainties about the next chapter. They need to consider where they will live, whether they will need to get a new job, and what they will do with their newfound freedom. There can be a lot to experience, as well as some difficult lessons to learn.
People going through divorce typically prioritize protection: protection of themselves, their assets, and their future. Unfortunately, there are common missteps people make that jeopardize the very things they want to protect.
Ending a marriage is difficult for many reasons, but one of the biggest challenges people face during the process is dividing assets. Dividing assets is the point at which many divorces become especially contentious because both spouses are often motivated to exit the process with as much property as they possibly can.
Conflict within a small business is stressful and difficult, as it is within a family. These stressors combine when a dispute arises within a family-run business. Add in a divorce and the tension can rise to a fever pitch.
January is notorious for a spike in divorce filings. Law firms often report two to three times as many contacts about divorce during this month than any other time of year. Couples point to waiting for one last holiday season before filing, or to the stress of the holidays themselves giving rise to the final push toward divorce.