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Student loans can be an area of contention in some divorces

When you think about the property division process in divorce, you might associate it with splitting up the assets. This is a big part of it, but you also have to address what is going to happen to the debts. For some, student loans are one of the biggest things that they will have to divide.

Property division must take your budget into account

When you think of property division, you might think of the large assets like homes and cars. These are often the first assets that are divided so that the smaller ones can be used to balance things out. Many people are tempted to try to hang on to the highest value items, but this might not always be a good idea. We can help you determine what feasible options for dividing property might be in your best interests.

Divorce can change the direction of a business

When you get married, you assume it will be forever. This is understandable, but you can't be so focused on that point that you make mistakes that can cost you dearly if the marriage does fall apart. If you have a family business, you need to think about what might happen to that if you do go through a divorce. The possibilities might be rather frightening.

Set realistic plans for your money and property after divorce

Property division involves splitting up everything from the silverware in the kitchen to the house and investments. Making sure that you go into the process prepared can help immensely when you are faced with having to do this during a divorce. We know that this might seem like a daunting task, but we are here to help you through it all.

Divorce settlements must be approved by the court

Many divorces are resolved out of court, which can be done through mediation, alternative dispute resolution and similar methods. Some individuals don't realize that the court will still have to approve the settlement before it is finalized. One reason for this is that the court needs to determine whether the agreement was negotiated in a fair manner.

Don't let emotions guide your property division settlement

When you're dividing your assets, one of the things you might worry about is that you'll lose something that has sentimental value to you. You're not alone. In fact, many arguments during divorce occur because of people fighting over less-valuable items that have a particular memory attached.

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