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2 cautions about rushing a high-asset divorce

| May 13, 2018 | Uncategorized

Because divorce is often an unpleasant process, many people in Federal Way feel it is best to rush through. There is nothing wrong with wanting to get a divorce over quickly. However, decisions made in haste can cause problems that are not so easy to resolve after a divorce becomes final. 

Your divorce is laying the foundation for the future. So, you must evaluate every single aspect in that light, including alimony, child support and property division, to ensure that your spouse does not take advantage of you, cheating you out of what should be yours. Here are a few pointers to keep in mind about high-asset divorces. 

1. Don’t be willing to settle for anything

In high-value divorces, there is a lot at stake. You and your partner may not see eye-to-eye on property division matters. Though you want to head off a lengthy divorce, you should not cheat yourself out of what you legally have a claim to. Regardless of how much you want to speed things up, do not settle for anything less than you deserve. This may require you to fight for it in court, which can draw out the time it takes to resolve things considerably, but which makes it much more likely that all assets will be divided fairly. 

2. Keep emotions out of negotiations

It is not easy to erase years of feelings and memories in a few moments or weeks. It takes time for people to come to terms with their feelings. Unresolved issues and anger can make it harder for you to make logical decisions. Consider seeing a therapist to learn how to manage your emotions during negotiations, so they do not affect your divorce settlement. 

If you rush and make bad decisions during your divorce, you could end up paying for it for the rest of your life. Make sure you take time to examine all issues in your separation so that you can resolve your divorce properly.

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