Tips for Getting Through a Contested Divorce

Tips for Getting Through a Contested Divorce

July 26, 2016

Contact A Fort Wayne Divorce Lawyer To Get Your Divorce Started

Divorce isn’t always easy, but some divorces can be more difficult than others. This is certainly the case with a contested divorce. When both parties are in agreement about the divorce and the majority of the settlement terms, the divorce is uncontested. A contested divorce is one where one party is not in agreement. This can create a difficult situation, and one that requires assistance from a skilled divorce attorney. There are some tips to help you get through a contested divorce with as little stress as possible.

Secure Your Assets

Finances are often the most common cause of disagreement among couples in a divorce. One of the first things you should do is to secure your assets. This will help to protect what you have and maintain your funds. Do not remove money from accounts or move money to a new account, as this could cause legal problems.

Maintain a Routine

Regardless of how difficult the divorce may be, it is essential that you try to maintain a routine for the children. It is also important to ensure that the kids spend time with both parents. Kids need to know that they are loved by both parents, and that they are not the cause of the separation or divorce. Give the children a new normal, which will help them adapt more easily to the family changes.

Keep Your Emotions in Check

Divorce is one of the hardest and most stressful situations in life. Emotions can run high and this can cause even more acrimony than already exists. If you are stressed out you are more likely to make poor decisions or to say things that you don’t mean. This can only make the situation more difficult.

Stay Focused

Maintain your focus on the goal of seeking a divorce. Some couples get stuck when they can’t agree, and the result is a stalled divorce that leaves everyone in limbo. Remember that all the little things won’t add up to that much in the end and your marital property will be equitably divided. Count on your divorce attorney to keep your divorce moving forward.

Be Proactive

You know your spouse better than anyone and you both know how to push each other’s buttons. Instead of taking the bait and reacting to demands, be proactive. Anticipate what could happen and take steps to prepare before the issues get out of hand. Discuss issues with your lawyer up front so that he knows what is important to you. Make sure that you don’t cause yourself or your family any undue stress.

Hire an Experienced Attorney

Going through any divorce is much easier with the guidance and support of an experienced divorce attorney. Your attorney knows the current laws and guidelines and will always work to ensure that your rights are protected. Trust your lawyer to get you through even the most complicated situations. Use your attorney to communicate with your spouse so that you do not escalate any problems. Your lawyer will help keep you grounded and centered on completing the divorce. Call The Bellinger Law Office to discuss your divorce with a qualified attorney today.

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