Many people think about how they wish to divide up the marital estate in a divorce. What many people do not want to deal with is how to deal with debts that were accrued during the marriage. With a divorce mediator in Shelton Connecticut, you can work with your spouse to come up with a plan on how to pay off marital debts. Your divorce mediator in Shelton Connecticut can guide you through dividing up marital debts in a way that everyone will feel comfortable with and will stick with.
Marital debts, such as unsecured credit card debt, or secured debt such as a mortgage, can belong to both spouses and often build up over the course of a marriage. However, dividing it up has the potential to put parties at odds with each other – we often see spouses blaming one or the other for the balance, even combing through past statements trying to determine which amounts each should be responsible for. It can be a costly, stressful, and litigated issue ultimately necessitating a Judge to make a determination on at trial, versus the parties resolving it themselves.
By using the assistance of adivorce mediator in Shelton, a couple can reach an agreement that takes into account many factors when it comes to dividing up marital debt. Looking at the issue in a rational way, and taking into consideration the alternatives to making those decisions themselves, most parties find that the task of dividing up the debt of the marriage is a little more bearable.