Ending a marriage can be sad for some people, but it can also be a bit scary when you’re not sure how you’re going to get by financially.

Many spouses have been living in a certain situation for so long, that changing the way money is handled can be tricky and confusing. Luckily, when divorce is on the table, judges try to make sure that both spouses will be able to live in the same relative comfort that they did when they were married.

These are a few situations and emotions our clients commonly deal with. Do any of them sound familiar?

  • “We are still paying the mortgage on our house and we need someone to draft the agreements and documents so that one of us can keep the house and get the other off the mortgage.”
  • “I want to avoid paying spousal support. Can I just give her more property?”
  • "I'd like to keep my spouse out of my retirement account if I can, isn't there a way around dividing my retirement account?"