When both parties want a particular item from the marital estate, the bickering can escalate to include many more things, which can derail an otherwise civil and well-negotiated divorce.
That said, it’s human nature to fight for what you feel is yours, and when you and your spouse both have your eyes on a given piece of property, it can mean protracted negotiations to work out who will keep it.
It is important that the two of you make that decision though.
Whether the result is a trade for other property, a cash buy out, or purchasing the item from the other, anything might be better than putting the matter before the judge and asking for the issue to be resolved that way.
While the judge might award the item to one of you, it’s as likely that they’ll order the item sold, usually at rock bottom prices, and the proceeds split between you.
Deciding the status of the property built up over the course of a marriage is never easy, but the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you get a fair settlement in your divorce that protects the things you value most.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 and talk to an experienced Brooklyn divorce attorney for free.