When there are substantial assets or business interest subject to division in a divorce proceeding, both spouses agree on a value of the assets (or a judge needs to make the decision) before they can be divided. This is assuming, of course, that you and your spouse have been unable to reach an agreement otherwise.
Not all divorces have to be long, expensive, and messy. In fact, there are many separating couples that are able to agree on all the terms of their divorce without ever stepping foot in court. An amicable divorce, also known as an uncontested divorce, can help you and your ex move on with your lives peacefully.
Divorce takes its toll on the best of us. It can cause emotional turmoil, cause us to question things that used to have definite answers, and can add to what is often an already high level of stress. However, there are many helpful ways to deal with stress and many are of little or no cost to you. Here are some easy stress-busters that are also easy on your pocketbook: