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4 tips for negotiating property division in divorce

On Behalf of | Apr 13, 2023 | Family Law

A divorce is possibly the last thing someone can think of when they are getting married, but things change. Irreconcilable differences and other grounds can lead to a divorce. If this is your case, you should be informed about matters concerning divorce, property division is one of them. You can negotiate the division of assets with your spouse if you opt for an uncontested divorce.

Here are four tips to employ:

1. Be ready to compromise

Compromise is a vital quality in property division. You may want to get the best marital assets, but so does your soon-to-be ex-spouse. Thus, while protecting your interests, you should be ready to compromise for a satisfactory outcome. 

2. View it as a business transaction

You and your spouse have an emotional connection, which may still exist during the divorce. Nonetheless, you should view the division of assets as a business transaction. Approach it as you would have a business deal. Valuate all assets and learn of their liabilities. This can help you make the right moves while compromising in some areas, to be fair.

3. Communicate respectfully

When talking to your spouse, you should choose the right phrases. Being disrespectful can push them to have unfair requests, making the process more complicated.

4. Find hidden assets

You and your spouse should make a list of your marital property Compare your list to discover any missing assets. They may have forgotten to include it or may have hidden it. If they can’t account for a property not included on their list, you may need to consider other options.

You and your spouse can negotiate property division. However, this may be challenging in certain circumstances but experienced legal help can protect your rights.