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4 Tips for an Amicable Divorce

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Wheaton divorce lawyers , amicable divorce, marriage dissolution, divorce and communication, divorce processThe breakdown of a relationship can be traumatic for everyone involved, and this is especially true for married couples. By the time spouses decide to get a divorce, they are likely ready to get out of an unhappy home situation and move on to the next stage of their life. However, dissolving a marriage can be a complicated process, and resolving the issues that arise when a couple must separate their lives from each other can become contentious, especially when children are involved.

While divorce is often difficult, it can be easier if spouses are able to work together to make the process as amicable as possible. If you are planning to end your marriage in divorce, the following tips can help you get through the process with minimal conflict:

  1. Talk to your ex - When your relationship has broken down, communication with your spouse is likely to be difficult. However, if you can talk things over, letting your spouse know your plans and what you expect during the divorce, you will be able to get through the process more easily. In some cases, couples’ counseling can be a good idea, especially if you have children, since it can help you and your ex prepare to continue working together as parents after your divorce.

  1. Let go of the past - When couples split up, they often blame each other for the failure of the marriage and hold on to grievances that have built up during their relationship. This can cause divorce disputes to become especially contentious. While a breakup can be emotionally painful, trying to assign blame or win old arguments will only make the divorce process more difficult. Instead, work on building your own happiness in your newly-single life.

  1. Put children first - Children are often negatively affected by divorce, so parents should do everything they can to help them get through the process and prepare for changes to their lives. Be sure to reassure children that the divorce is not their fault, and never involve children in any disputes with your spouse. Working together with your spouse to put your children’s interests first can help you establish an amicable relationship both during and after your divorce.

  1. Consider alternative methods of resolving disputes - Determining how to handle issues such as the division of marital property and the allocation of parental responsibility and parenting is often the most difficult part of a divorce, and settling these matters through court proceedings can be very costly, both financially and emotionally. If possible, consider using mediation or collaborative law to reach an amicable agreement in your divorce. If you and your spouse can work together to find a mutually agreeable resolution to any outstanding issues, you will be able to get through the divorce process much more quickly and efficiently.

Contact a DuPage County Divorce Attorney

If you are considering divorce or have already begun the divorce process, the experienced, compassionate attorneys of Anderson & Associates, P.C. can work with you to help resolve any outstanding issues and reach an amicable resolution. Contact our Wheaton divorce lawyers at 630-653-9400 to schedule a free consultation.




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