While it is completely understandable to have hostile emotions against your spouse during your divorce, it is important to consider that the two of you are still parenting partners. The relationship you project as parents will have an affect on the relationship that your children have with both of you. It will be most beneficial for your family if you respect each other around your children.
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It’s an understatement to say that a divorce will change your life. Your living situation, finances, and social relationships will be dramatically different after you separate from your spouse. And if the two of you have children together, their lives will be flipped upside down as well. As parents going through a divorce, you will have to negotiate a parenting plan that reflects your new situation.
When two people decide to separate or divorce, they may not consider the levels of detachment that will be caused by their decision, because becoming independent is the most important thing on their mind. But once reality sets in, they will need to consider how their divorce or separation is going to affect the many aspects of their life.
When going through a divorce, it’s understandable if you feel like being alone, and that socializing with friends and family is the last thing you want to do. You might feel lost or that you can’t control your emotions, and you will probably feel unlike yourself. But you don’t have to go through this difficult time in your life on your own. There are many ways for you to seek help and support when going through a divorce.
For some divorcing spouses, it can be helpful for each person to retain an attorney before or during mediation. For others, it might not be necessary to retain an attorney at all. The decision to hire an outsider to assist with mediation depends on the types of decisions that you and your spouse need to make, as well as the conflicts that arise along the way.
Divorce in Arizona Doesn’t Have to Be Painful: Let Mediation and Collaboration Alleviate the Process26 October 2011 by jacksonwhite | Alternative Dispute Resolutions, Collaborative Divorce, Divorce, Family Law | No Comments
You may think that you and your spouse could never be candidates for alternative methods of dispute resolution, such as mediation or collaboration, to help resolve issues during your divorce. Maybe the two of you feel like you can’t even stand to be in a room together, let alone sit down and try to hold a calm and rational discussion. If this is the case, I want to encourage you both to give these alternative methods of dispute resolution a try. If either one of you have your sights set on going to court and seeking revenge, there’s no harm in learning about alternative methods of dispute resolution.
While litigation is one of the most commonly recognized methods of divorce, it isn’t always the best approach to a dissolution case. In fact, most divorcing spouses in Arizona find collaborative divorce and mediation to be a more effective and less stressful way to reach a mutually beneficial settlement.
Contrary to stereotype, most good divorce attorneys are not simply trying to increase conflict and litigation. In fact, more often than not, a good family law attorney will actually steer the parties toward settlement and an uncontested divorce.
Spouses that are approaching a divorce should consider talking with a collaborative lawyer to get an assessment of their situation. A collaborative lawyer can provide some insight as to whether or not an agreement can be reached without litigation. If this assessment is done early on in the divorce process, there is a greater chance that both parties will be more inclined to participate in the collaborative process. Spouses that are able to work together in this manner oftentimes find the collaborative divorce model beneficial. Speaking with an experienced collaborative divorce attorney can help to make the divorce process less complicated [...]
Once the collaborative divorce process beings, all agreements set forth in the participation agreement must be followed. All parties engage in brainstorming to focus on resolution instead of acting as adversaries. Once a divorce agreement is reached through collaborative law, one lawyer will draft legal documents that detail the agreements. Finally, the documents are then submitted to the court for approval where they become legally binding. The entire divorce can then come to more of a peaceful close without having to go through a court hearing. Each divorce is different, and sometimes the divorce process can become complicated. That’s why [...]
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