Marriage can be an equally beneficial and loving union. Children can be raised, professional careers can flourish, and all the accouterments of ‘happily ever after’ can materialize when two people are truly devoted to bettering each other. However, not all marriages are destined for success, breaking down due to infidelities, money problems, or disinterest.
I’m Emy Cordano, and my divorce expertise culminates from my own very difficult divorce. Having someone you love is truly special, but when it’s time for both parties to move on, the process is stressful at best. I’ve become the divorce attorney couples want because my compassionate, yet fierce, litigation style balances my desire for men and women to peacefully and successfully end their respective unions.
Dissolving Marriages Isn’t Easy
You’ve undoubtedly accrued assets, such as IRA accounts and property, throughout your marriage. When dissolutions of marriage run their course, perhaps you’ve heard spouses start ‘snatching and stashing cash’. You fear your children may not prosper because monies previously saved for college were dissipated along with the marriage.
How a Divorce Attorney Can Assist with the Divorce Process
You may be thinking that you and your spouse can tackle the divorce process alone. On the contrary, there are many benefits to seeking the legal counsel of a divorce attorney during the divorce process. One of the benefits of hiring a divorce attorney is having an attorney that can assist with locating any hidden income or assets.
Unfortunately, some spouses try to hide their assets from their partners during the divorce process out of spite or to avoid splitting the income or assets fairly. Fortunately, there is a process called “discovery” where divorce attorneys can use certain legal tools to help locate any potential hidden assets.
The Discovery Process
In order for assets to be divided equally in a divorce, there needs to be a complete financial picture of all the assets that each spouse owns. These assets will be divided into three categories:
Marital: Property that was acquired during the marriage
Separate: Property that was acquired before the marriage, after separation, or through gift or inheritance
Comingled: A combination of marital and separate property that has been “mixed” together.
Regardless of whether the property is in both names or not, a spouse may have ownership rights over the other spouse’s separate property, and all assets must be accounted for because the value of each spouse’s separate property may play a pivotal role in determining how the marital properties and debts are divided.
Finding Assets as the “Out-Spouse”
There are marriages where one spouse took complete financial control of the household. The spouse who had little to no part in the finances throughout the marriage, and without access or even knowledge of the finances, would be known as the “out-spouse”. During the discovery process, the “out-spouse” would ask the other spouse for copies of all the financial records.
In a perfect world, the other spouse would supply copies of all financial records to the “out-spouse”. However, some spouses refuse to provide all financial information in an attempt to hide their assets. This is one of the benefits of hiring a divorce attorney, as the discovery process will force the other spouse to submit all financial information and Emy Cordano will enforce the rules against the other spouse.
Hiring me, an Ogden divorce attorney with an incredibly dedicated team and track record of successful divorce litigation will help unveil these missing assets or hold your ex-spouse accountable for depriving your family. In my experience, two types of divorce proceedings will happen:
Uncontested divorces: Which means either both agree to part ways with assets already allocated, or the ex-spouse disappears and fails to appear in court, granting their wish in absentia.
Contested divorces: Where people cannot agree on a division of property or where children should reside. These are lengthy, stressful for some, but an area where I excel and have for years.
There are no other means to split from marriages. It’s either your ex-partner agrees or disagrees. I’ve worked in many cases where partners started out defiant but decided to settle in order to prevent further undue hardship for everyone. Strategic decision making and planning is key to a successful outcome and only an attorney with as much experience in this field of law and several other fields of law will be able to achieve this successfully.
Responsibilities of the Divorce Attorney
In addition to helping a spouse locate their former spouse’s hidden assets, a divorce attorney like Emy Cordano ensures that the divorce proceeding is fair for both parties and that the couple receives a fair and reasonable outcome in the divorce proceeding. A divorce attorney asks their client important questions, listens to the details that their client provides them, sometimes “reads between the lines”, and walks their client through the divorce process.
Divorce attorneys have the responsibility of preparing their client’s divorce and ensuring that their clients are being protected throughout the process. Another benefit of hiring a divorce attorney is having the help of a legal representative who can assist with the difficult aspects of divorce. Property division is not the only difficult factor to consider in a divorce proceeding.
There are child custody concerns, debt issues, and spousal support to consider. Divorce attorneys can offer their legal expertise to come up with a game plan on how to address these issues throughout the divorce process.
EMY KNOWS DIVORCE LITIGATION. BECAUSE HERS WAS SUBPAR.
In my experience, you really don’t know divorce until you’ve been there. Education in family law taught me litigation principles and general legalese; my own abysmal representation taught me how not to approach divorces. Now that I’ve helped so many clients navigate their own nightmarish dissolutions, I feel my expertise needs no introduction. I’m an Ogden divorce attorney, and I’ll perform beyond my clients’ expectations. Period.
I’d love for every marriage to last forever. But, I’m realistic and know some couples simply won’t survive the turbulent times they’ll most surely face. When they do, my office doors are open, and my team will work hard to help closure happen much smoother for you.
Don’t settle for poor representation. Trust me, I’ve been there. For me, having an attorney who really wasn’t engaged or responsive or helpful, turned what could’ve been a painless experience into a difficult, tragic mess, the consequences of which were felt for years.
An Ogden divorce attorney available by appointment, Emy Cordano is highly respected around Utah. Let’s sit down together and iron out your plan and put this traumatic event behind you.