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What can you do to get the best divorce settlement possible?

On Behalf of | May 13, 2024 | Divorce

Most New York divorces end up settling before they head to trial. While that can speed up the marriage dissolution process, it can also put you at risk of getting less than a fair deal if you’re not careful. After all, your spouse will look out for their own best interests, which might be contrary to yours.

What can you do to get the best settlement possible? Let’s look at some strategies that you can use to protect your interests in your divorce.

How to get the most out of your divorce settlement

A lot of people feel powerless when they’re going through the divorce process. But you can take control of your divorce’s outcome and get the most out of your settlement by doing the following:

  • Completing a thorough inventory of marital assets so that you’re not losing out on your fair share of those assets.
  • Keeping an eye out for hidden assets and following up with a detailed investigation if you think that your spouse has inappropriately redirected assets away from the divorce proceedings.
  • Arguing that individually owned property should be removed from the property division process.
  • Knowing what you need to be successful post-divorce.
  • Identifying what your spouse needs and wants so that you can leverage certain marital assets to get what you want.
  • Striking a firm yet professional tone.
  • Giving your spouse “wins” on issues that aren’t important to you in exchange for their acquiescence on issues that do matter.

Developing a divorce strategy that suits your needs

To maximize your divorce settlement, a strong gameplan is needed. You have to be thoughtful and comprehensive, keeping an eye on your end goals. If that’s something that you need assistance doing, then please think about seeking out any support that you may need.