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Using divorce mediation to equitably divide assets in a divorce

Over time couples in New York tend to acquire more and more assets. These assets could just be various household goods, tools and other stuff that ends up in storage in garages and basements. Couples also acquire and grow more valuable assets, such as bank accounts, retirement accounts, investment accounts, collectibles and other valuable monetary assets. The more assets a couple acquires during the marriage, the more it can make dividing these assets more difficult if they divorce.

However, the couple must divide all their marital assets equitably. This does not necessarily mean evenly. Also, many times, if one spouse was more responsible for earning the income, that spouse may be more reluctant to give an equitable portion to the spouse who did not directly earn the income. This can cause more conflict between the couple in a situation in which there is already conflict. That is why couples going through a divorce may find divorce mediation useful.

Through divorce mediation the couple utilizes a neutral third-party mediator to help facilitate negotiation between the parties. This includes an equitable distribution of assets. The mediator is also trained to use other professionals when needed, which can be necessary when couples divide assets. Professionals such as forensic accountants and analysts help determine the true value of these assets and then the mediator can help the couple equitably divide them.

Many couples go through divorce each year in New York. Some are more amicable than others, but all couples may find divorce mediation to be useful when going through a divorce. This includes couples who are having trouble dividing their assets.

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