The demise of a marriage is accompanied with a myriad of emotions, most of which could create more conflict. When it comes time to determine the settlement agreement, the property division aspect is best approached with as little emotion as possible. Florida residents who are beginning the process may benefit from focusing on the financial aspect of the dissolution.
The process of obtaining a divorce will not resolve the emotional conflicts. It may serve a person better to view the divorce as an impersonal business negotiation. Family courts are not swayed by emotions but instead focus on working on an equitable distribution of marital assets. Therefore, focusing on emerging from the process in the best financial footing possible is the end goal.
There are several ideas that may prove useful. One of these is that a divorce will likely result in each spouse having to downsize in several ways. If one is prepared for the reality that the division of assets may result in fighting, that may give one an edge in avoiding pointless arguments. In many cases, a marriage comes under stress due to money problems, and a divorce will often escalate the fighting. Letting go of certain expectations and finding ways to reduce expenses during the dissolution can help preserve the assets for distribution.
Lastly, those who are seeking a divorce usually do so in order to obtain a happier future. Each spouse has financial goals that they hope to achieve through the settlement agreement, but there may have to be concessions one is willing to make in order to dissolve the marriage without increasing costs. Florida residents who are concerned about how their property division will impact their financial well-being may seek the guidance of an experienced family law attorney.