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What happens to home equity when you divorce?

Divorcing your husband or wife is generally a highly emotional process, and there are a number of important matters you will need to address along the way. Chances are, your shared home is one of, if not the, most valuable asset you and your spouse co-own. Therefore, one such matter you will need to devote attention to is what you plan to do with the house following your split.

Exploring alternative processes of divorce

Ending a marriage in Wisconsin has traditionally involved a couple fighting out their issues in court. Divorce litigation has often led to exorbitantly high court fees and hard feelings on both sides. If you are seeking a divorce from your spouse but want to avoid the high financial and emotional costs involved, you should know that there are other, less contentious, options available. We at Brazil & Benske have observed that alternative processes such as collaborative divorce and mediation can be less costly, create less conflict and yield greater satisfaction than divorce litigation. 

Custody and false allegations

Unfortunately, divorce can bring out the worst in people and this is especially true with child custody cases. It is not difficult to understand why parents can become so emotional. After all, they may worry about their child's well-being or fear that they will not be able to spend very much time with their kids. Sadly, some people try to throw their child's other parent under the bus in order to gain an edge during a custody dispute. For example, they may falsely accuse their former spouse of domestic violence, an offense that is sexual in nature, drug violations, drunk driving or any other number of offenses.

Growing apart and deciding to divorce

A couple may split up for all sorts of reasons. Some people are never able to get over their spouse’s infidelity, while other people file for a divorce due to domestic violence, such as physical or verbal abuse. Some people may even move on from a marriage because they have found a new partner. Moreover, some marriages come to an end because a couple has simply grown apart. This can happen to many couples and it is not uncommon for people to change dramatically during the course of a marriage.

The 3 most important professionals you need during your divorce

Ending your marriage is a difficult process that impacts your life legally, emotionally and financially. To figure out property division, child custody and support payments, it is best to enlist the help of various professionals. This will help you make the right decisions and deal with the stress of divorce.

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