Everybody knows the end of any relationship is complicated and emotional. However, when both parties agree to separate as amicably as possible, your divorce doesn’t have to be a train wreck in the making. It’s not true that all divorces are messy, especially if you settle your divorce through mediation rather than litigation by involving a family court judge. By making decisions with your head rather than your heart, you replace anger with reason.
Tips on How to Avoid a Messy Divorce
You’ve likely heard horror stories from a friend, family member, or even a co-worker regarding the difficulty of their divorce and how it took months or even years to complete. Even if you haven’t heard these stories, it’s nearly impossible to ignore the magazines in the checkout lane or the news posted on social media about the divorces of high-profile/high-asset couples, like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, or Bill and Melinda Gates.
You can keep matters civil by thinking with a cool head and not retaliating if your ex acts in a way you find infuriating. This, obviously, is not easy to take a deep breath when you ex does something like, say, hiding marital assets or trying to take something in the divorce settlement that you feel is rightfully yours. However, by giving into temptation and escalating the situation, you aren’t doing yourself any favors. High emotions almost invariably lead to a lengthier, more expensive, and yes, “messy” divorce.
If you’re trying to avoid the threat of a messy divorce, keep your emotions under control. While it may feel good in the moment to let it rip when you’re angry at your ex, it ultimately does more harm than good, particularly if you have children who feel caught between their parents.
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Contemplating divorce? Your divorce attorney will be your biggest ally in helping you achieve what you want from the finalized dissolved relationship. Our attorneys at Barach Law Group LLC will advise you how to keep your relationship civil so you have the best odds of a smoother, less expensive, and quicker divorce.