Splitting the Divorce Goodies


  • Author Bradley J. Hofland
  • Published March 27, 2010
  • Word count 534

Did you know that just about half of all marriages end in the divorce courts? How the goodies get split is often times a fairly contentious issue and requires the assistance of a Las Vegas divorce lawyer.

Statistically speaking, when just about half of all marriages end in divorce, there is a lot of room for argument over how the assets are divided. This isn’t something you want to try and do on your own, not unless you want to wind up with a mess on your hands and more legal issues about property ownership than you can shake a stick at.

Yes, some couples are able to end their marriage in a peaceable manner and even agree how to divide their possessions and property, and deal with their children. This is, as you may imagine, an exception rather than a rule, and while mediation works for some couples, it just fuels the fire for others. This is one of the major reasons, aside from knowing your rights and being protected, why you need to speak to a skilled Las Vegas divorce lawyer if your journey out of the marriage is not going all that well.

If you have children, the first thing the attorney will discuss with you is custody and visitation. This is usually a very emotionally fraught subject and both parents are often guilty of trying to hurt their "about to exs" by using the children. The attorney’s job is to keep things on an even keel and as fair and equitable as possible. If this can be done without going to court, so much the better, and if not, then your Las Vegas divorce lawyer fights for child custody for you in court.

Child custody is usually followed quite closely by the division of assets and property. If neither party is speaking to the other, this is an area filled with landmines. If one of the parties didn’t want the divorce, this is even more difficult. It’s all too common to see those in the processes of divorce try and get as much money, possession, and property as they can. Obviously this isn’t an equitable solution and your attorney needs to find ways to deal with this. If the other party continually fights asset splitting, your divorce could drag on for a long time.

There are so many other issues between divorcing couples that can go awry, that it only makes sense to have a seasoned Las Vegas divorce lawyer on your side to guide you through the maze of legal issues that make divorce so difficult and confusing. If child custody is your primary goal, there are also other things you need to know and abide by, and only your attorney can advise you. If you don’t want to lose visitation rights, then pay attention to what the attorney has to say.

The bottom line is that getting a divorce is not as easy as some people think and way more complex than others even imagine. Having a skilled and dedicated Las Vegas divorce lawyer on your side will help you make it through one of the most difficult times of your life.

Bradley J. Hofland is with Las Vegas Divorce law firm, Hofland, Beasley & Galliher. The law firm handles Las Vegas family law, custody, and Las Vegas personal injury. To learn more, visit Hoflandlaw.com.

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