Returning Home: Keeping the House You Brought to Your Marriage When You Divorce
Here at DuBois Cary we have many clients coming in for divorce consultations who have been dealing with extremely difficult spouses for a very long time and have finally had enough. It is our job to help that client navigate her or his way out of a destructive relationship and back onto a path that includes the self they knew before they got married, or that existed inside the marriage for a while but got lost along the way.
Often these clients are older – in their 50’s or 60’s – and have no children together, or have children that are grown and gone from the house. Often the spouse who is being damaged most by the bad relationship came into the marriage with money and a home, and got married to someone with a lot less. The original intention was one of open generosity and an opportunity to build a life together. However, the real result is that the other spouse has been taking advantage of the generous spouse. It is a painful realization, but also a healthy one when a client recognizes that, through divorce, he or she can be whole again.
Our firm helps clients hang onto the assets they brought with them into the marriage, as well as emotionally and legally divorce from the difficult spouse in a way that aligns with values and expectations for life ahead, whether a client is at the peak of a career, planning retirement, or is in retirement now.
Imagine for a moment, finally having one’s house back – a house one had brought into a marriage many years ago. Imagine that once again that house is full of peace and quiet. This is just one of many small victories our clients often realize after they divorce.
If you would like to return to what matters most to you and still retain the financial independence that you had when you became married, we can help. Please feel free to call us for a consultation. We have offices in Seattle and Bellevue-Redmond, and offer pre-divorce consultations, as well as a full suite of family law services, including will and estate planning.