September 29, 2020

How Do I Get What I Want in a Divorce Settlement?

It’s easy to get caught up in the emotional aspects of a divorce and forget about what’s important for your future—a fair divorce settlement. You don’t want to just give in to the demands of your ex and lose everything you’ve worked for.

One of the best ways to get what you want in a divorce settlement is to work with an experienced divorce lawyer. Your attorney will know what steps to take to secure a fair divorce settlement for you.

The court will consider various factors when deciding a fair settlement for both parties.

Factors the Court Considers in a Divorce

The emotional aspects of a divorce can leave you feeling hurt, angry, or numb. It’s important to separate yourself from these emotions so you can think rationally about what you really want or need out of your settlement.

For example, is it more important for you to remain in the family home, or would you rather have a large chunk of money to start your life over? You must make these decisions using a clear head so your divorce attorney can fight to get you the things you believe are most important for your future.

The court could include the following factors in decisions regarding the division of property and assets:

  • If children are involved, who the custodial parent will be
  • Whether spousal support will be required
  • The financial situation of each spouse
  • The value of each spouse’s separate property
  • Premarital or postmarital agreements
  • The degree to which each spouse contributed to the acquisition of property
  • How much a spouse contributed to the earning potential and education of the other spouse

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It’s important to understand that equitable division doesn’t always mean the parties in a divorce get a fifty-fifty split. The court will decide what is fair based on earning potential and more.

You can learn more about getting a fair divorce settlement by speaking with a divorce attorney from the Law Office of Laurence J. Brock. To schedule a free consultation, complete the form below or call us at 909-466-7661.

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