Can you give me tips on how I can get through the divorce process?

Divorce. Just a few decades ago the sound of that word would make people cringe. In more recent years, however, divorce has become quite the norm. In fact, nearly half of first time marriages wind up in divorce.

Although the rate of divorce has been steadily increasing, one thing remains true: a divorce battle can be bitter and full of anger.

A divorce can get ugly because both sides believe they are entitled to more then what the other partner feels they deserve. Believe it or not, neither side usually wants the divorce to get ugly. It is important that both sides keep things in perspective and realize that life must go on outside of the divorce settlement.

Three important things to remember when going through a divorce are:

  • Use an attorney. Using a divorce attorney will take a lot of weight off your shoulders. An experienced attorney will help you to understand the divorce process, prepare any needed papers, negotiate the settlement, and guide you.
  • Remember what’s important. Many people get caught up in the divorce and let it consume them. It is important to take a step back and remember what is important in your life. Take the time to continue doing the things you enjoy and if you have kids, tending to them.
  • Seek help. Going through a divorce may leave you feeling alone, alienated, and afraid. Remember that there are many others that have gone through (or are going through) the same thing. You can get help by talking to and socializing with these people. There are support groups that you can join as well.


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