The Benefits of Mediation After a Short-Term Marriage
The idea of a “short-term marriage” might differ based on your perspective, but in general, you can assume it’s a marriage that’s lasted a few years or less. The length of your marriage could affect the outcome of your divorce in several ways:
- The amount of alimony/spousal support you pay or receive could hinge on the length of your marriage, as could your ability to qualify for alimony at all.
- You are more likely to have a larger amount of separate property when you’ve been married for a short time than you would if you’d been married for longer and thus had more time for your assets to become commingled.
- The length of your marriage will also impact what could happen to retirement plans or insurance policies.
However, just because a marriage was shorter does not necessarily mean the divorce will be simpler. Even if there are no children involved and you don’t have as many issues to work through, there are still some potential complications that could arise.
For example, you still could own significant assets together, especially if you have a home oor business that you jointly own. You might also have performed some estate planning together, which will require some additional thought to navigate through.
For more information about using divorce mediation to settle a divorce for a short-term marriage, contact an experienced Long Island lawyer at Solutions Divorce Mediation.