Navigating a High Asset Divorce After the Holiday Season
The holiday season is full of family traditions and gatherings, which is why many people choose to wait until the new year to file for divorce. January typically brings an increase of divorce filings as many Illinois residents decide to move forward with the legal process once the new year begins. No matter the reason for waiting, there are certain steps that can be taken to ease the process of a high asset divorce.
Divorce can be a complicated process, especially for those who possess valuable assets and property. While there may be legitimate reasons for feeling frustrated during the process of dividing property, social media is never the place to disclose personal information about divorce proceedings. Anything posted on Facebook, Twitter or other social media platforms could be used by the other party in court.
As the proceedings move forward, there is plenty of hard work to be done. The time line of a divorce differs on a case-by-case basis, and a person is best served by resolving to work through property division issues with his or her best future in mind. Hurrying through the process is tempting, but a hastily drawn agreement may not be sustainable, causing problems in the future. Maintaining a cooperative attitude can be beneficial for all parties.
Waiting until after the holiday season to get divorced may be delaying the inevitable, but each party should prepare to work through a high asset divorce in a reasonable, practical manner. With the help of an Illinois family law lawyer, it’s possible to gain an understanding of what lies ahead by seeking a complete case evaluation. A divorce can be difficult, no matter when it comes, but it may be the key to a more positive future.
Source: The Huffington Post, “10 Tips for Surviving the Post-Holiday Divorce Season“, Joslin Davis, Jan. 15, 2016
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