Bifurcated Divorce

A bifurcated divorce is a boon to attorneys as it births the kind of divorce that could last seemingly forever.  Especially legal fees.

Generally a bifurcated divorce is proposed by the individual who has the most assets or secrets, to protect.   Tom Cruise’s attorneys might suggest this.

Sometimes an attorney will recommend a bifurcated divorce as a solution.

“Get divorced now, and work out the property and custody issues later.”

We don’t recommend a bifurcated divorce for a variety of reasons.  

A bifurcated divorce can also be used to reduce assets in addition to prolonging the final result, never mind legal fees.  

Last, in a bifurcated divorce,  one party develops an advantage.  The question becomes, do you want to be the contributor to your soon-to-be-ex’s advantage?

Choose carefully….before being tempted to believe a bifurcated divorce will bring a faster, more equitable result.

Unless one is hot to remarry – a bifurcated divorce has many, many disadvantages. We recommend slowing any roll in that direction.

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