Options to reduce the pain of the divorce process

Most people in Houston know someone that has gone through a divorce at some point. As they will report, the process can be tumultuous and difficult for all involved. The need to identify agreements on a myriad of topics from property division to child support and more can make the divorce process seem daunting at times.

A recent news article discusses some common pitfalls that divorcing spouses can get into and some ways to avoid them, saving everyone valuable time and money. According to the author, too many people make decisions based upon their emotions at the time rather than on the facts. Keeping a clear view when deciding on spousal support or visitation plans, for example, can go a long way toward simplifying the overall divorce.

Additionally, there are different ways of approaching a divorce that are designed to keep the ultimate resolution out of the courtroom. In a collaborative divorce, for example, both parties agree to settle agreements without going to court. They work with professionals including attorneys, financial experts psychologists and more as needed to develop an end settlement in a less combative manner. Mediation is another way of avoiding costly litigation and maintaining a less adversarial approach to divorce legal issues.

While there is no way to completely avoid the pain of a divorce, methods such as those above can help to minimize it. If you are facing a divorce in Houston, you may wish to speak with a family law attorney who is experienced in either ways to help streamline the process for you and your children.

Source: HITC Business, “How to avoid divorce settlement blunders,” CNBC, November 5, 2013

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