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3 tips for managing your emotions during a high-conflict divorce

It's a sad reality that some divorces unravel into nasty and bitter battles. Even if you are a strong and resilient person, the toxicity and negativity can overwhelm you. If you are heading towards or embroiled in a high-conflict divorce, you may wonder how you are going to make it through.

Understanding property division during a divorce

Divorces can be messy, high-conflict processes, especially if your marriage has gone on long enough to include kids and a fair amount of shared property and assets. That's why it is important to understand how the property division process works in a divorce. When you understand that process, it is easier to focus on strategies that will help you achieve your goals, and it is also easier to weigh the advice you receive from your attorney and other sources.

Tax Exempt Transfers of Real Estate in a Divorce

A transfer of real estate from one spouse to another, in a jointly held property, is exempt from real estate transfer tax when it is done pursuant to a divorce decree or marital settlement agreement.  That is why it is essential that a marital settlement agreement properly address and provide for the disposition of all marital assets.