What to give up and to fight for in a divorce

Divorces can be stressful and emotionally draining. However, sometimes a divorce is unavoidable as some couples find it difficult to live together. If you are going through a divorce, here are some areas to give up on and to fight for when facing divorce proceedings.

Custody – Start by looking at which parent your child will be most comfortable with and then look at fighting for your child if you feel you are the more responsible parent.

The house – If your home is close to your work, your child’s school district, and your immediate family, it may be a good idea to retain your marital home. If this is not the case, it may be better to sell your home and move to a location that is convenient for you.

Personal property – If much of what you are fighting for is based on emotional value, it is best to look at a compromise or sell the items and buying new.

Your business – Since a business acquired during the marriage is a considered marital property, couples will have to look at selling the business or buying one partner’s share of the business. If this is your livelihood, look at fighting to keep control of your business. However, if you and your partner can work together in a business setting, you can draw up an agreement that indicates how much each partner owns and their job role after the divorce.

Retirement assets – If your partner has a substantial pension, it is a good idea to fight for a share.