5 Tips For a Hassle-Free Divorce
Every year, thousands of people will seek a divorce in Seminole, but only some of them will have a smooth, positive experience. While the popular stereotype of divorce is one of hostility, pain, and endless legal battle, it doesn’t have to be that way. If you and your spouse take the time to prepare and do it right, your marriage dissolution can be less stressful than you might think. No matter your reasons for getting a divorce, you can work together to get it accomplished with the least amount of tears shed and money spent.
Here are some tips to keep in mind, if you want to have an amicable divorce:
- Make sure it’s really over
Too many couples rush into divorce proceedings without truly taking the time to agree that this is the best option. Give yourself some time to explore things like therapy, mediation, or even a trial separation, before starting on your divorce paperwork.
- Get some distance
Resist the urge to try to be friends too soon, and allow yourselves to have some space, to create new, professional, and courteous boundaries with one another. Try to spend less time in the same vicinity if possible, and always take a “time out” to gather your thoughts and check in with your emotions, before communicating.
- Work with a qualified Seminole divorce attorney
The wrong divorce lawyer will only make things more stressful, and may contribute to an even greater sense of hostility between you. However, working with a divorce attorney that is a good fit will ensure clear guidelines, a smooth filing process, and a more collaborative experience.
- Leave others out of it
Even if you or your spouse started other relationships while you were still together, your kids have multiple parents, or your friends have rallied behind you, these other people do not belong in your divorce process. Leave other partners, friends, and relatives out of it. Keep the focus on your family unit, and make decisions with only these individuals (like you and your children) in mind.
- Get finances in order asap
Don’t wait too long to get copies of financial documents, separate bank and investment accounts, and get advice from a tax or divorce finance specialist. Money is often the origin of conflict and deceit in divorce, so cover your bases early on with this kind of organized, hard evidence.
Want more guidance on how to have a good divorce experience? Reach out to us at the law office of Julia J. McKee, Esq, and ask for your free consultation.