Issues To Be Addressed Within Divorce

There are a number of issues to be addressed during the divorce process. The facts and circumstances of each case will determine the specific issues to be addressed. These issues may include:

- How will personal property be divided?

- How will retirement and other financial accounts be divided?

- How will marital debt be apportioned?

- Who will be awarded the marital homestead, and is any equity equalizer payment due to the other party?

- How will other marital assets be divided?

- Will a professional valuation be necessary to determine the value of any of the marital assets, and how will that valuation be paid for?

- Will either party be awarded spousal maintenance? If yes, how much and for how long?

- How will we file federal and state taxes for the year of the divorce? How will we apportion any taxes owed, or divide any refund?

- Who will be awarded physical and legal custody of the minor children? Will custody be shared jointly or will one party have sole custody?

- What is the parenting time schedule for the children?

- Who is covering medical insurance for the children?

- Who will be awarded the dependency exemption?

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