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Suspicion and hostility during divorce may mean extra steps

| Mar 18, 2019 | Divorce |

Many people want to end their marriages because they are no longer happy in a relationship with their spouse. This scenario could mean different things to different people. For example, some Florida residents may want to end their marriages and never speak to their exes again, and others may want to divorce but also remain amicable with their exes.

The way a person feels about ending the marriage and about his or her soon-to-be ex could have a considerable effect on the divorce proceedings. For instance, some people may wonder whether they need to or have to talk to their spouses while going through divorce. In some cases, having an open dialogue throughout the proceedings can help with making decisions more quickly and amicably. Of course, in other cases, if individuals have a considerable amount of hostility toward each other, it may be wiser to refrain from speaking if conversations cannot be civil.

In cases involving hostility and suspicion, some parties may also feel the need to ensure that their spouses are not hiding assets. Hidden assets can be a significant problem in divorce, and one spouse may need to take the time and make the effort to explore options for looking for property. This step could involve looking through bank records, probing questionable transactions or even hiring a forensic accountant to comb through financial records.

Though divorce does not always have to be dramatic and hostile, it could have such moments for many Florida residents. Parties who are concerned with their cases and the actions of their soon-to-be exes may want to gain information on how they can ensure that they are not being taken advantage of. Working closely with their legal counsel can often prove wise in such scenarios.