An attorney can only represent one party in a divorce, even if the divorce is uncontested. Therefore, we can only represent one spouse and cannot give the other (unrepresented) spouse legal advice. The settlement paperwork we prepare will list all assets, property and debts of the parties, will show how the assets and liabilities are being divided in the divorce, and the financial obligations of each spouse, such as child support and maintenance, if applicable. The other spouse may, but is not required to, retain a lawyer to review the settlement paperwork, if he or she wishes.
Strategic approaches for dividing assets in divorce include negotiation, mediation, and prioritizing your needs versus your wants. Always document transactions and agreements. You and the other party should fully disclose assets and understand their value. You should also have a firm grasp of possible tax implications relating to asset division.