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Ways to Have an Amicable Divorce

Posted in Divorce, Family Law on Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

An amicable divorce is a way of approaching the separation process that avoids costly and lengthy court disputes. It is an alternative to any potential animosity between spouses who recognize that a mutual resolution may benefit both parties. If children are involved in a divorce, it is especially critical for parents to come together to serve their family’s best interests and preserve children’s mental health.

An amicable divorce offers couples the opportunity to settle their matters privately and with consideration of one another’s needs. While it does not necessarily guarantee that spouses will remain friends after the divorce is finalized, it does provide a dignified approach when exchanging information about finances or determining suitable visitation rights for children. This civility often fosters a sense of respect and understanding between the two divorcing partners and can ultimately lead to successful communication during the negotiations.

Key points to remember during a divorce

According to Statista, in 2021 divorce impacted 1.3 in 1000 Illinois couples, and although the statistic has been reduced since 2019, divorce impacts families across the states in different ways. Although no two divorces are the same, there are important key points to remember during a divorce.

Seeing a partner’s perspective when going through a divorce can be challenging. Still, there are factors to consider and ways to promote an amicable divorce that, when used correctly, can significantly impact whether a divorce ends positively or with contempt.

Here are some ways to promote an amicable divorce:

Communicate openly and respectfully:

Open communication is critical to an amicable divorce. Both parties should communicate openly and respectfully, even when discussing complex topics.

Focus on the big picture:

Getting caught up in small details can be easy, but keeping the big picture in mind is essential. Both parties should focus on reaching a fair and equitable resolution rather than trying to “win” at all costs.

Consider mediation:

Mediation can be an effective way to resolve disputes in a non-adversarial manner. A mediator can help both parties reach a mutually acceptable solution while avoiding the cost and stress of a court battle, especially with respect to child custody and asset division.

Hire experienced professionals:

An experienced divorce attorney, financial advisor, or mental health professional can provide invaluable guidance and support during the divorce process.

Create a comprehensive divorce agreement:

A complete agreement can help avoid future disputes by clearly outlining the divorce terms. Fair and equitable terms can include everything from child custody and support to property division and spousal support.

Take care of yourself:

Divorce can be emotionally and physically draining. Both parties should take steps to care for themselves, including seeking support from friends, family, or a mental health professional.

An amicable divorce requires both parties to be willing to work together to reach a fair and equitable resolution. Focusing on open communication, avoiding adversarial tactics, and seeking professional support make it possible to achieve a positive outcome even in a difficult situation.

If you are going through a divorce, contact us today!

If you or someone you love is facing the stress of a divorce, Sabuco Beck, P.C. is here to help. Our experienced family law attorneys can provide compassionate and professional legal representation as you begin your divorce proceedings and are available to answer any questions or concerns throughout the process. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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