Jump to Navigation

Coping with division of marital assets in high-conflict divorce

Many couples nationwide, including in Alaska, choose to divorce amicably through mediation or the collaborative divorce process. However, these methods are not always viable options, especially in high-conflict divorces. Unfortunately, a high-conflict divorce can be incredibly challenging and often brings out the worst in people. The battles over the division of marital assets, child custody and other contentious matters can create a negative attitude that may be detrimental to the ultimate outcome.

A positive step that may help to maintain your dignity is to build a support team that has your best interests at heart. A supportive group of friends and family may build a protective wall of emotional support around you. However, legal support is also necessary, and having a divorce attorney on your side may be helpful.

While the conflict and negotiations may seem never-ending, at some point it will all be over. Some people focus on the positives that the future may hold and restrict communication with the ex-spouse to a minimum during the divorce proceedings. They stay solution-orientated and spend their time making long-term plans for their post-divorce lives. Often, they find the help of a therapist invaluable.

Those who are going through a high-conflict divorce may find that the guidance of an experienced divorce attorney can put them in the driver's seat, rather than allowing them to become a victim of circumstances. The principles of equitable distribution govern the division of marital assets in Alaska. As such, the final distribution is not necessarily equal but must be reasonable and fair. In those circumstances where the parties are not able to reach an agreement on their own, the court will decide the property division issues for them.

Source: The Huffington Post, "How to Stay Sane During a High-Conflict Divorce", Bonnie Koehn, Sept. 22, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Email us

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

FindLaw Network


Law Offices of Dan Allan & Associates
800 E. Dimond Blvd,
Suite 620

, AK 99515

Toll Free: 888-459-4918
Phone: 907-344-8851
Anchorage Law Office
E-Mail Us