Simple ways to make divorce less difficult

Ask any Houston couple that has experienced divorce about the process and you are likely to hear that it is an incredibly difficult and painful one. The challenges inherent in dividing time with one’s children, splitting financial assets and physical possessions, possibly changing where one lives and more can naturally take a toll on anyone. While there may be no way to ever make a divorce easy, there are things that individual spouses can do to potentially make it less difficult that it could be.

Making divorce simpler was the subject of a recent media article that detailed ten different things people facing the divorce legal issues can or should do to this end. Stepping up your financial savvy can be a critical way that you can make better decisions regarding property division and spousal support, for example. Knowing more fully what the financial impact will be on you both now and in the future is one of the most important things that should be ensured. 

Additionally, the article urges people to essentially be nice, stating that forgiving your soon-to-be former spouse and even choosing to appreciate some things about him or her will go a long way toward making your divorce more amicable by reducing negative emotions. Utilizing divorce mediation as a way to reach an amicable settlement is also encouraged when possible. Finally, working with a qualified attorney no matter your divorce path is a smart way to make sure your interests are properly considered.

If you or someone you know is approaching a divorce, a consultation with a family law lawyer may be beneficial. It may be able to help minimize the angst and provide a more positive outcome for all parties.

Source: ABC 27 WTXL, “10 Proactive Steps To A Painless Divorce,” Wendy Newman Glantz, December 16, 2013

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