A recent Forbes article both underscores a centrally important point regarding the division of assets in a divorce in Ohio or elsewhere and manifests a common prejudice that is often either overtly or inadvertently at work in the divorce process.
The important point regarding assets is this: With the overload of information and details that so many divorcing spouses are forced to deal with during a marital dissolution, it is easy to make mistakes regarding property division.
That is, important assets might be forgotten, misidentified or improperly valued. Input and ongoing assistance from a family law attorney with a deep well of experience over property division matters can go far toward promoting a client’s best interests in this important area of the divorce process.
The point concerning the noted prejudice -- perhaps better described as a common perception that can undermine fairness and equality in a divorce proceeding -- is this: The Forbes article discusses the identification and disposition of marital assets solely from a woman’s point of view.
That is certainly fine, and it can sometimes be very important to stress things from that perspective, but doing so can obviously diminish the reality that divorcing men, too, have legitimate and compelling interests at stake in a divorce.
And one of those is often in the realm of asset division. Given that, virtually everything stated in the Forbes article concerning the critical importance of leaving “no stone unturned” when it comes to asset identification and distribution applies to men just as much as it does to women.
An experienced family law attorney focused on promoting the interests of divorcing men can answer questions and provide rigorous representation concerning the division of marital property.
Source: Forbes, "Divorcing women: Don't forget thee marital assets," Jeff Landers, Oct. 16, 2013