What happens if you get a divorce?
Almost everything that happens or can go wrong in a divorce is based on emotion. We believe that the settlement of a divorce can only really take place in a good way if there is a place for these emotions and the wishes and interests of each person involved in the process. In this manner, decisions are not influenced by anger, fear, sadness or grievances and we can prevent choices from being made which may be regretted later. We have sufficient training and experience to know how these emotions may manifest themselves and how we can try to prevent them from disturbing the process.
Emotional aspects of a divorce
Emotions play a major part in almost all the decisions taken by the ex-partners. For example, think about the discussion on spousal and child maintenance, the drawing up of a parenting plan or the division of wealth: if you think this can all be arranged easily, you will quickly come to realise that these subjects may all lead to vehement discussions. Particularly when children or money are involved, a phenomenon can take place which we call ‘brain hijacking’: emotions run so high that they, as it were, hijack the brain. If this happens, it becomes impossible to think clearly. This can make it very difficult to come to a sound long-term solution.
Financial and legal aspects of a divorce
When getting a divorce you will, naturally, have worries about your financial future and you will want to know about the rights and obligations of each partner. Irrespective of which form of assistance you choose, the following subjects always come up:
- child maintenance
- spousal maintenance
- division of community of property or settlement of marriage contract
- old-age pension and survivor’s pension
We will be able to guide you in these matters as we have the knowledge and the necessary software applications to do so. Because we are lawyers, we know both the law and the manner in which judges handle these legal matters. We aim, inasmuch as possible, to provide tailor-made services and to look out for the fiscal possibilities, risks and entrepreneurial aspects. If required, we will work together with other experts.