Magnuson Lowell Blog
Each week we post a blog about relevant legal issues. Glance through our various topics to learn more about a particular legal situation.
Whether you were married for 2 hours or 20 years, the law requires you to literally go to court so you can officially "break up" with your significant other. Unfortunately, the divorce process is not as simple as just ending a relationship. All Family Law divorce cases will require a division of property and debt between the parties. Don't let the provervial toaster create havoc in your Family Law case.
Divorce lawyers will focus on dividing retirements, bank accounts, custody, who will take the home ... mostly they will focus on property that has significant value. Most times the parties themselves will divide the household items without the attorney's involvement. Of course, there are some times when the lawyers are truly needed. That's when the proverbial toaster comes into play.
The proverbial toaster could be a TV, the dining room table and yes, even the toaster. It is a household item that the parties are sparring over that with attorney fees, makes no sense financially, logically or emotionally. The Fdivorce process is difficult enough as it is. Fighting over a household item does not create a victory, just more expenses. Forget the proverbial toaster and just get a new one. And use the money saved in attorney fees on something more enjoyable after the divorce like a trip to a tropical island.
For more advice about divorce and other Family Law matters such as custody and parenting plans, adoption, and parentage, contact Magnuson Lowell, P.S. for your free telephone consulation.