When you decide to divorce, you naturally hope that everything goes as planned. But of course, deep down inside, you know that you’ll be dealing with a variety of disputes.
There’s no way of knowing exactly what will happen as you prepare for divorce, but that shouldn’t stop you from considering the types of disputes that could come to light. Here are three to prepare for:
- Child custody: It’s common for both parents to seek physical and legal custody, which results in a serious dispute that can cause a major divide. Prepare by learning more about all types of custody, as well as visitation rights of the non-custodial parent.
- Division of assets: From your motor vehicles to your bank accounts to your family home, many assets will come into play when you divorce. A property division checklist can help you prepare for negotiations and compromise.
- Division of debts: Just the same as assets, you need to divide marital debts in a divorce. This takes on many forms, such as credit cards, home equity loans, personal loans and consumer loans. As you prepare, make note of any debts that your spouse brought into the marriage, as you may not be responsible for them.
Just because you prepare for these disputes in your divorce doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have to deal with them. However, you shouldn’t consider it a waste of time. It’s important that you prepare accordingly for anything that could come your way.
With the right plan in place, it’s much easier to keep your cool and protect your legal rights during divorce.