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Protect yourself when negotiating a divorce settlement

On Behalf of | Jan 14, 2023 | Divorce |

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to divorce. The best way for you to navigate this process depends on your future goals, the details of your current situation and many other factors. For you, it may make the most sense to negotiate the terms of your divorce out of court. This can provide you with more control over the terms of your final order, as well as allow you to avoid the stress and expense of a protracted litigation process.

If you are negotiating a divorce settlement, you may feel the temptation to allow your feelings to drive your decision-making. While divorce is a difficult process, your emotions are not always indicative of what will truly be best for you long term. You will benefit from having a clear understanding of your rights, options and ideal outcome.

Negotiate from a position of strength

Your divorce settlement is a roadmap that outlines how you and your spouse will extricate your two lives. Once final, each party will have to follow the terms included in the settlement. Your situation is unique, so the terms of your divorce order will be unique to the details of your individual situation. Some of the specific things that may be a part of your divorce include the following:

  • Division of all marital property, including your retirement accounts and long-term savings
  • Child custody and visitation schedules, including summer vacations, school holidays and more
  • Spousal support and child support, including whether spousal support will be temporary or permanent

Negotiating a settlement will require each party to sit down and have reasonable discussions about their goals and objectives. Through conversations and negotiations, you can reach terms that will allow you to face your future with confidence, knowing that your interests are secure and you have provided your New Jersey family with stability and security.

Think long-term

If you wish to resolve your divorce out of court, you will find it helpful to first seek knowledgeable guidance regarding your rights and interests. An experienced professional can provide you with important insight into how you can secure the best possible terms in your negotiated settlement that will allow you to move forward with peace of mind. Divorce is never easy, but negotiating your divorce terms can allow you to have more control at every step of this process.