Division of Non-Retirement Assets and Debts

Division of Non-Retirement Assets and Debts

The first step in this process is to determine what the marital and non-marital assets and liabilities consist of and value them. This is true regardless of whether the case is litigated in Court, mediated, arbitrated or resolved collaboratively. We counsel our clients at the very beginning to visualize where they want to be at the end, and to let us know if any particular asset is something of such importance that they’re willing to buy out the other party’s interest. We then work with our clients to develop various scenarios for settlement, based on the particular facts of their case and the applicable law. It helps to have reasonable expectations, which prepares our clients for the negotiations that occur during whatever process is chosen, i.e., litigation, mediation, arbitration or collaboration.