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Third-party expertise can be helpful in a divorce

Couples in Michigan who experience a divorce are faced with numerous decisions and challenges during the process. The development of divorce settlements is rarely easy and can be complicated by issues surrounding property division, spousal support and more. The need to find ways to navigate through each topic and come to mutually acceptable agreements is something both spouses must work hard to do.

One option to help divorcing couples most fairly determine the best settlements is the use of specialized topic divorce experts. There are many types of such experts but the five most common ones provide services related to job worthiness for spouses who have been out of work, business valuation, real estate, psychological needs or mental health concerns or income determination.

With specific expertise in their fields, these professionals can provide guidance on topics that affect simple or complex property division, identification and valuation of business assets, equitable division of real property, child custody arrangements, child and spousal support payments and more. Other assets or property obtained during the marriage could also fall under the scope of the services provided by such experts.

The utilization of third-party assistance can help reduce the conflict between spouses in a divorce. The cost can sometimes be high and consideration about the benefit of it versus what it saves is important. There may well be some times that it pays off but other times where it does not. You could ask your attorney for advice on divorce experts and if they could be helpful for your divorce case.

Source: Huffington Post, “Divorce Confidential: Using Experts In Your Divorce,” Caroline Choi, October 24, 2013

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