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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