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What is the right strategy for a divorce?

| Jan 12, 2021 | Divorce |

Going through a divorce can be an emotionally charged process. However, it is important that you not allow emotions to dictate the course of a divorce. 

Ideally, you want to strategize in a way that mitigates the stress of a difficult situation. Try to think neutrally, and resolve conflicts with an eye towards the future rather than the past. 

Work towards practical solutions

In most situations, it is extremely helpful to maintain good communication and be open to compromise. Your primary goal should be achieving an expedient and equitable agreement for issues that are in dispute. However, do not be too quick to forfeit your rights for the sake of getting the divorce over with. Some terms of a divorce agreement such as property division and spousal support can have serious and long-lasting consequences. 

Do not act in retaliation

Divorce is not a process in which you should want to retaliate against your spouse for the marriage ending or any wrongdoing during the marriage. Trying to hurt a former spouse rather than staying focused on helping yourself is counterproductive, and it may make the process take a lot longer. 

Prioritize your children’s well-being

Divorce can be as difficult for your children as it is for you. Divorce causes severe disruption and destabilization, so you and the other parent need to be conscientious about how you discuss divorce with children. Moreover, you must use your best efforts to consider your children’s best interests when working out details regarding custody and parental responsibilities.