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Five Tips for Obtaining a Peaceful Divorce

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DuPage County divorce attorneysThe realization that your marriage is coming to an end can oftentimes be very difficult to cope with. While this can be true for some cases, a divorce can occasionally result in the individuals coming out much happier based on the promise of a fresh start. When a couple can work together and make compromises on divisions of assets, debt, property and other marital concerns, stress and anxiety can be relieved. It is critical to remember that if children are involved, their needs are more important than anything else, which should be reflected in the agreed upon parenting plan. The divorce process can all depend on how everything is managed, and an amicable outcome can be achieved if the spouses involved can follow these tips:

Tip #1: Do Not Act Inappropriately

Understanding that a divorce affects other people can help with perspective. The actions and emotions you display can have a lasting outcome on friends, family members, children, and the opposing spouse. Saying something that you might regret later could result in your peaceful separation falling apart. 

Coinciding with this, social media may seem like a good platform to vent your frustrations and anger, however this is not recommended. Taking into account all of the relevant factors, an inappropriate post could have severe consequences. It is not uncommon for social media posts to be presented as evidence in divorce cases, often to the detriment of the spouse who posted them.

Tip #2: Work with Your Spouse, Not Against Him or Her

Being able to negotiate and work together as adults can go a long way in achieving a fair, mutual marital dissolution. Divorce mediation is an option that gives each spouse the opportunity to discuss their wants and needs in an organized setting focused on reaching a resolution. When couples are forced to handle this matter in a courtroom, they are more likely to attempt to discredit each other for personal gain.

Tip #3: Children Are the Most Important

For any child that is involved in a divorce, it can be a difficult concept for them to understand. Due to the commonality of divorce today, children can typically cope well with the topic over time; the efforts put in by the parents can greatly factor into the child's adjustment. You can help your child by explaining the situation in terms the child can understand, avoiding slander of the other parent, not arguing in front of the child, and not making the child choose sides, all of which can make the process much smoother for everyone involved.

 Tip #4: Making Sure You Can Adjust

Whether the divorce is amicable or contested, the process and separation can be financially and emotionally draining. While major life-changing events are occurring, you will be without your significant other. Seeking the help of a support group, therapist, or psychologist can help you manage the steps of recovery. If you are uncomfortable talking to strangers, your friends and family can be great sources of love, comfort and support.   

Tip #5: Hire an Experienced Attorney

Having the assistance of a divorce attorney can help you navigate the muddy waters of the divorce process. You may think you and your spouse can handle this process alone, however, situations often change when finances, property and children are being discussed. If any complications do arise, your lawyer can advise you on how to proceed.  

Contact a Wheaton Divorce Attorney

If a couple is willing to compromise and work together, an amicable divorce is possible. By being open to discussion and fairness, martial property can be divided fairly, and parenting plans can be constructed based on the child's needs. At Anderson and Associates, P.C., our accomplished DuPage County divorce lawyers can assist with your amicable divorce. Call our office today at 630-653-9400 to schedule a free consultation. 

 

Sources:

https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/healthy-divorce

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/mar/16/five-lessons-having-an-amicable-divorce

http://womantribune.com/9-tips-amicable-divorce/

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