Have you recently been surprised with divorce papers filed by your spouse? If so, you may be experiencing a great deal of emotional turmoil. But in spite of the pain you are feeling, it is important to start focusing on all of the legal complications that are attached to a divorce.
One of the most important things to keep in mind is that a marriage is a form of contractual agreement in that both parties have certain obligations and rights. And one of your most important rights involves the fair division of marital property.
For certain, you invested a great deal in your marriage. Perhaps you were a family breadwinner who contributed to paying a mortgage, investing in retirement and other funds or purchasing high-dollar items such as furniture and vehicles. And of course, you dedicated your time and efforts toward making your household as happy and stable as possible.
Well, now that the marriage is coming to an end you have every right to claim your share of the marital assets. But doing so means accurately inventorying all of your property. Moreover, there are some things, such as your house, that require careful consideration in regard to the method of division.
At Fabio & Merrill, we understand the impact a divorce could have on your life. We strive to help our clients negotiate the best property settlement possible. You should reap the rewards of your contribution to your marriage, and we offer services that could help you do just that. Please feel free to contact us so we can discuss your needs personally.