On behalf of Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates, PC posted in Property Division on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.
When people hear the word divorce, they usually don’t imagine an amicable settlement. However, it is possible to collaborate with a soon-to-be-ex so that both parties can achieve their goals as best as possible when it comes to the division of marital assets and property. A few tips can help people in Michigan to achieve a relatively harmonious, fruitful divorce.
First, it is wise for those involved to avoid blaming one another or bringing to light personal issues that might disrupt the process. Infighting only makes it harder for the parties to approach the divorce in a fair and logical manner. It is essential for people to assume responsibility for their own actions and to try to communicate in a manner that is rational, clear and calm.
Choose a Neutral, Public Environment
If the parties have a tough discussion, it’s best to do this in a cafe or a restaurant. This may be a good choice because spouses usually act in a more appropriate manner toward each other when they are in public. That decision, of course, is a personal one. It’s additionally wise to avoid consuming alcohol when talking about marital issues, as alcohol can easily distort one’s judgment.
When people are in the process of divorcing, it is easy for them to dispute how their assets will be divided. If they can negotiate in this area, they are more likely to achieve the outcomes they both desire. If they can’t see eye-to-eye on asset division, a judge will step in and divide this property for them. The decision, however, may not line up with one’s true desires and goals in Michigan.
Source: thehealthsite.com, “Tips to have an amicable divorce“, Sept. 30, 2014