Mediation and property division
When a couple divorces, one of the most difficult things to deal with can be property division. If you and your soon-to-be-ex can’t stand to even be in the same room together, negotiating who gets what property can be truly frustrating.
At Laughlin & Company Lawyers Mediators, we work with our divorcing clients to minimize the stress and frustration so common in divorce. We provide a variety of options for determining property division as well as child custody, child support, and spousal maintenance. Even if you did not have a marriage agreement in place, a mediated divorce can save you time and money.
Mediation is voluntary, but it can often keep a court from having to decide who gets what. Mediators are not on one party’s side or the other — they are impartial and fair. By putting a mediator’s skills in negotiating to work, couples can come to an agreement that the court will uphold. After mediation is over, both parties are then advised to have their own lawyers review the final settlement to make sure their rights are protected.
If mediation does not work, then the matter will go before the court. The judge will divide most of the assets and debts equally. That may or may not be a fair solution for you and your ex, depending on your assets and debts.
Property division can be even more complex if there are numerous real estate properties, investments or collections that must be divided. We will work diligently to make sure you get your fair share.
To learn more about property division, please visit our webpage on this and other divorce topics.
Laughlin & Company Lawyers Mediators
2755 Lougheed Hwy #710, Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 5Y9