If you and your spouse have made the difficult decision to end the marriage, knowing what pitfalls have hindered others could help you avoid similar problems during your dissolution.
An attorney can ensure that all logistical aspects of your case are handled appropriately. However, there are personal aspects of a divorce that can only be controlled by you and your soon-to-be ex.
As you work through the divorce process, consider the following:
- Don’t let your emotions get the best of you. Divorce can feel like an emotional roller coaster, but that doesn’t mean you have to let it dictate how the process begins and ends. It’s ok to feel sad / mad / resentful / etc. It’s when you let these emotions become grounds for seeking revenge that problems can ensue.
- Don’t refuse to compromise. Divorce requires negotiation. Without it, the process will be much longer and more contentious. When both parties of the divorce are willing to compromise, everyone will benefit. An attorney or mediator can help facilitate a peaceful, non-contentious end to the marriage if both parties concede.
- Don’t focus on the past. You’re not going that way. Holding on to negative emotions / memories / experiences from the past won’t help you move forward with your divorce. Although difficult, it’s best to shift your focus to the things you still have the power to positively change.
Divorce can be difficult, even in the most amicable of situations. The choice to dissolve a marriage can bring with it many unforeseen emotions and complications. This is where a divorce lawyer comes in. When you have proper legal representation guiding you through the process, your experience is much more likely to be a positive one.
Contact an Oklahoma City divorce attorney at Mazaheri Law Firm for a consultation. We can be reached at (405) 414-2222.