Best-case scenario: You and your spouse are divorcing in Connecticut and it is all smiles and handshakes. You have no arguments with one another and you both agree on every aspect of your divorce, even how to divvy up the marital property. How can anything go wrong?
The above scenario rarely ever happens in the first place, and in the second place, even those splitting up amicably may find themselves at unexpected loggerheads when it comes to marital property. A better question than what could go wrong might be, “How did I not see this coming?” If this describes you, try not to beat yourself up. It happens frequently during a divorce, even when the divorce is “friendly.”
Assuming your spouse is in agreement with you about property division is usually a mistake, even if your spouse has never expressed a goal that differs from yours. Unexpected property division conflicts can quickly derail your proceedings, draining your bank account and your emotional well-being. Fortunately, you can minimize these conflicts and it usually involves working with a divorce attorney.
A huge part of the role divorce attorneys fill is protecting the client’s interests all the way to the end. This means advising clients about how to reach a fair property division agreement with his or her spouse. Attorneys also help by diffusing potentially contentious situations that may distract the client from his or her goals.
While it is possible for some divorcing couples to breeze through the property division process, most of them find they need a strong advocate by their side. Keep reading about managing your property division concerns by visiting the O’Neil Law Firm online.