Marriage does not come with a lifetime guarantee. For many Montgomery newlyweds, following the yellow brick road over the rainbow into a happy marriage is often not a reality. After years of marriage, fights, infidelity and irreconcilable differences can take their toll. With the nation's divorce rate at 50 percent, half of all marriages will end in divorce. Between property division, child support and alimony, divorce can take some time to officiate.
Depending how long a marriage lasts, many couples will have acquired a great deal of assets. When it comes down to divorce, these assets will need to be divided. Property division is often a battle ground in divorce court leading to hurt feelings as well as additions to the divorce bill but it does not have to be that way. By keeping emotions out of material objects such as a sentimental couch or an exercise machine, residents can save money in the long run. Is that old chair really worth the thousands of dollars it would cost to have it fought over in family court?
Finding a common ground with the ex spouse is key. Even the couples with much hatred between them can find some form of a middle ground when it comes to divorce. The fact is life generally gets better after divorce. They do take some time and effort but in the long run it is a positive alternative to continuing on in a failing marriage.
Montgomery residents curious about property division or any other aspect of the wide spectrum of divorce may find the process to be overwhelming at first. An attorney may prove effective for those in need of help. While marriage isn't forever, divorce certainly can be.
Source: La Jolla Light, "Don't Break the Bank...or Each Other: 3 Ways to Divorce Cheaply and Peacefully," Nancy Fagan, May 30, 2013