How You Can Achieve a Relatively Peaceful Divorce
No divorce is going to be a perfectly amicable and pleasant process, but not every divorce needs to be a messy drag-out fight, either. There are strategies you can employ to achieve a relatively peaceful and stress-free divorce to save yourself time and money.
Here are a few of those strategies you can use.
- Practice good emotional coping strategies: If you prioritize working through your emotions and learning and practicing good coping strategies, this can help you survive the pain and sense of loss that often accompanies divorce.
- Find an attorney you can trust: Don’t settle for the first lawyer you come across or a lawyer that doesn’t quite feel like the right fit. The right lawyer can do a lot to lessen your tension and get you through the process smoothly.
- Go with mediation: Mediation is a much less adversarial process. It takes significantly less time and costs much less than divorce litigation, and gives both parties more control over the results of their divorce.
- Prepare for compromise: You cannot go into a divorce, especially a divorce mediation, thinking you’re going to get everything you want in your divorce decree. This means you need to be prepared to make concessions and compromise to ensure the process goes as smoothly and quickly as possible. Avoid being bitter toward your spouse when assets must be divided, or when a custody arrangement doesn’t meet your exact wishes—remember, both parties have to give a little in this situation.
- Lean on others: If you have a good support system in place, lean on it. This could be close friends, trusted family members or organizations you feel comfortable with.
For more tips for a smoother divorce process, contact an experienced Long Island attorney at Solutions Divorce Mediation.