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Steps for making it through a divorce as positively as possible

People in Philadelphia may think that divorce is an unpredictable process. But guidance can be helpful to know what to expect and how to make the divorce process smoother. A more amicable divorce process can be desirable to help couples reach settlement agreements and work together in the future if necessary. It can also save the couple time and money during the divorce.                        

Divorce negotiations can proceed toward more positive and better outcomes when the parties are able to minimize the impact of their emotions. Making sure to have a source of support during the process can help. It can also be helpful to share responsibility for the end of the marriage and focus less on how the couple got there than how to navigate the process and focus on the future. 

Couples entering the divorce process should think about what they want and need from the divorce including property division concerns, child support and child custody concerns. That way they can prioritize their concerns and avoid every issue becoming an emotionally-charged battle or dispute. Pennsylvania law allows for different means of settling a divorce, which can keep couples focused on a peaceful resolution of their differences whenever possible.

Couples should also know how to seek good advice to help them through the divorce. Focusing on achieving the best outcomes possible, and keeping in mind that there is life for the divorcing spouses and their family following divorce, can help create a more efficient and peaceful divorce for everyone impacted by it. Anyone in the Philadelphia area who needs advice on the particular circumstances of their divorce should contact an experienced family law attorney.

Source: Huffington Post, “5 Tips for Divorcing Peacefully,” Cheryl and Joe Dillon, accessed on May 17, 2016

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