Areas of Divorce that Are Easier to Manage in Albuquerque
In general, when people talk about divorce they are not talking about a positive thing. Many people would agree that so long as it isn’t injurious to either spouse, it’s best to keep a marriage together. After all, people constantly discuss marriage as the backbone of society, et cetera. When marriages break apart, people wonder about the hurt, the disappointment, the effect on children, and the more practical matters like what will happen to assets such as cars, property, and mutual money holdings. That last area—the more practical matters—is what Bill Sutherland of the Sutherland Law Firm, LLC, considers to be the easier part of orchestrating a successful divorce.
According to Sutherland, a divorce attorney in Albuquerque people will have an easier time with fairly settling property rights issues than with settling child visitation and alimony issues. After all, property is just property, whereas children are human beings in whom both spouses are usually highly emotionally invested. Ultimately, Sutherland finds that most people are not so closely tied to property in a divorce. That doesn’t mean property isn’t important in many divorces; it is very important. But compared to child support and visitation, it’s a side note.
Who’s going to take what furniture; who’s going to take what car; who’s going to take over the mortgage—these and similar practical questions are relatively easy to handle for an Albuquerque divorce attorney. No other questions are nearly as emotional as who will get custody of the children? How much will so-and-so pay to support that child and for how long? And so on.
Notwithstanding the general emotional ease with which bargains are struck about property, these days it’s particularly difficult for an Albuquerque divorce attorney to figure out what to do with the house. That’s mainly because so many houses are under water in the recession. It’s extremely difficult to refinance property, Sutherland explains. And when it’s difficult to figure out how to deal with the property, it’s difficult to figure out where the kids are going to live, and now everything’s emotional and complicated. Instead of one spouse buying out the other’s share in the property, as was done before the recession, nowadays both spouses in a divorce are trying to sell off the house so nobody will be stuck with a house worth less than its mortgage. This problem is not anybody’s fault, but it certainly frustrates all the other areas of a divorce and of an Albuquerque divorce attorney’s scope of influence.
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