Divorce is never easy, but it does not always have to be litigated or contentious. When couples agree on the terms of their divorce, this is often referred to as an amicable divorce or uncontested divorce.
If you are going through a divorces or a legal separation, it is likely to be one of the most stressful times of your life. When you separate from your spouse you will be faced with lots of changes happening all at once, such as what will happen with your finances, housing, retirement accounts, parenting plan issues and child support or spousal support issues.
The key to a less stressful and more amicable divorce, which is easier on everyone, and much less expensive, is to approach it in the right way. Keeping the process non-confrontational is likely to lead to longer lasting solutions for all parties, including the children.
I often receive phone calls from a prospective client that they don’t want to fight with their spouse, that they have come to an agreement on the terms of dividing their assets and liabilities. There biggest concern is how can they do this without an attorney and without spending thousands of dollars. I will respond, “well this is the best scenario for everyone involved.” The more that the parties can agree upon, the better it will be for them and for their children. Children will adjust to their parents living apart, when their parents show them that they can work together and co-parent without being married for the sake of the children. My role is to listen to what the client wants and to help them navigate the legal system in preparing the dissolution documents, filing and presenting the final decree.
While an amicable approach may not always be possible and certainly there can be a lot of anger and anxiety involved in separation, if you are able to identify the issues and work towards an amicable solution this is more likely to result in a less painful separation and dissolution.
If you have any questions about an amicable divorce or legal separation and would like to learn how you can represent yourself with the assistance of a licensed legal technician to navigate the legal system and save thousands of dollars, then give me a call and I will explain how simple I can make the process of getting divorced for you.