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How to Have a Healthy Divorce

When you think of divorce, it’s probably not in a positive light. They’re often associated with messy, complicated, and emotional situations that pit spouses together. You may have even heard horror stories from friends and family who have experienced nightmarish divorces.

While that may be the case for many people, your divorce does not have to look like that. In actuality, most cases settle outside of the courtroom, where both parties are satisfied with the outcome. At Warner Bates, our divorce attorneys understand how difficult ending a marriage can be. Our goal is to provide you with the most effective, knowledgeable, and compassionate solutions possible. If you are aiming for an amicable divorce, consider these tips.

Change Your Outlook

The end of a marriage can unleash a flood of emotions from anger and grief to anxiety and fear. Plus, the divorce process confronts you with difficult decisions, including property division, child custody, spousal support, among other things. Many parties lose sight of what’s important as they strive to “win” their case.

Take a step back. Try not to view divorce as the demise of the relationship with your partner that you need to battle over. We’re not saying that you need to welcome divorce with open arms, but you can approach it with a more positive outlook.

Take a step back. Try not to view divorce as the demise of the relationship with your partner that you need to battle over. We’re not saying that you need to welcome divorce with open arms, but you can approach it with a more positive outlook.

Aim for Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation is an alternative to contentious courtroom proceedings. The very nature of litigation is quite adversarial. Still, mediation offers parties the opportunity to voice their concerns and work towards an agreeable solution with the help of a neutral third party.

Mediation can address all divorce issues from alimony to parenting time. It often leads to an agreement, but leaves open the option for some issues to be resolved by a judge. This is still an added benefit that reduces the list of points to be litigated and thereby reducing the associated expense, time, and stress of a trial.

Put Your Children First

Divorces can have adverse effects on children, especially when the parents engage in high amounts of conflict. As you go through this process, think about how to help ease their transition. It’s important to put your child’s best interests first above any hard feelings you may have with your partner. If you prioritize during the divorce process, you will be able to maintain an amicable relationship afterward as you become co-parents.

Surround Yourself With a Supportive Team

As you move forward with the divorce process, don’t forget to take care of yourself. It can feel lonely and may be overwhelming, which is why it’s crucial to stay connected with a supportive network. Turn to friends and family for comfort, look into support groups who are experiencing the same journey as you, and try new hobbies to take your mind off of what’s creating stress.

It’s also important to seek an experienced family lawyer who will put your best interests first. You will be sharing personal information with your attorney, who will then advise you on major life decisions. It’s best to have one that you can trust.

Focused On What Is Best For Your Family

We at Warner Bates are here to help you navigate the complicated divorce process with ease and confidence. Ending a marriage can be stressful, but we strive to remove some of the burdens you face.

When you come to us, we’ll develop a personalized strategy tailored to your concerns and the unique needs of your family. Whether you need a savvy negotiator or formidable litigator, we will guide you through your divorce so that you can move forward to the next chapter of your life peacefully.

Reach out to our Georgia divorce lawyers today at (770) 766-8148 to schedule a consultation!

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