Greetings. First, you need to have your attorney prepare a financial analysis for you with their CPA. It is important that your attorney create this for you, as they know the specific changes you will be going through.
Now, she probably knows that the funds from her Dad’s passing are separate, so I would not use this as a negotiating tool.
You need to understand the differences in your income and hers, whether alimony is an issue, and if so, what about marital fault.
Finally, I would also make sure that you retain an attorney that bills in a flat fee and is trained in the Collaborative Law approach, which has the highest incidents of reconciliation.
I wish you the best and hope that you can find a more sensitive and loving spouse when you go home today!
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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