When two high-asset individuals decide to end their marriage, conflict may arise as the couple sorts out their contested issues. While some conflict is to be expected, unnecessary conflict can lead to the divorce process taking longer than it should and can damage trust between the spouses. Our high asset divorce attorneys at Harris, Hunt & Derr, P.A. share how unnecessary conflict can complicate your high asset divorce.
Prolonging the Process
Unnecessary conflict can complicate and prolong the divorce process, especially when it comes to high-asset divorces. In addition to the usual property division and spousal support battles, high-asset couples may also have to deal with complex issues like the division of business interests. This can make an already difficult situation even more complicated and cause the divorce to drag on for months to years.
Breaking Trust and Rapport
When unnecessary conflict occurs in a divorce, it can break the trust that spouses have built over their marriage. This is particularly true in high asset divorces, where a lot is at stake. Once trust is broken, it can be difficult to rebuild, making it harder for the spouses to work together to resolve their differences and create agreements regarding their contested issues.
If a couple is pursuing mediation and their trust and rapport break down, their mediation sessions may become less productive or hit a stalemate in creating agreements. In some cases, the couple may need to abandon mediation and pursue litigation instead.
Setting A Standard for Post-Divorce Matters
Unnecessary conflict can also impact the relationship between the spouses after the divorce is finalized. If custodial arrangements are not properly worked out or one spouse feels they were taken advantage of during property division, it can lead to hard feelings and further unnecessary conflict down the road.
It is important to try to avoid unnecessary conflict during the divorce process to set a standard for post-divorce matters. This doesn't mean that you have to agree with everything your spouse says or does; rather, it means finding ways to work together and communicate effectively to resolve your differences constructively.
Protection Without Destruction
If you are considering a high-asset divorce, choosing a law firm that understands how to handle these complex cases without causing unnecessary conflict is important. At Harris, Hunt & Derr, P.A., we focus on protecting our clients' interests while maintaining civility. This allows our clients to move on with their lives as quickly and smoothly as possible.
Contact us today by calling (813) 223-5421 to learn more about our high asset divorce services.