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Around 20 percent of marriages in the United States end in divorce within five years, and over 40 percent end prematurely within two decades. Despite divorce being common for multiple generations of Americans, the potential severe emotional impact on spouses and their children remains unchanged. If you are about to begin the divorce process, here are a few ways to make the end of your marriage easier for everyone involved:
During the breakup of your relationship, it is easy to be consumed by intense feelings of anger, uncertainty, and regret. However, divorce does not have to be zero-sum warfare between two people who once thought they would be together for the rest of their lives.
You do not have to be on ideal terms with your soon-to-be ex-spouse to utilize mediation for your divorce. You just need to approach it with the mindset that by doing so, you can avoid a prolonged and contentious court battle. Divorce mediation allows you and your ex to work with a third party to create a divorce agreement that is fair to both of you. It is less expensive than divorce litigation and more personalized than leaving decisions up to a judge, and it sets the groundwork for successful co-parenting moving forward.
Mental health professionals have carefully studied millions of people who have gone through divorce and have come up with positive ways to cope and plan for post-divorce life. You can see a psychologist on your own, with your spouse, or with your children as they begin to experience the changes that come with divorce.
Divorce is an opportunity to remake yourself and reclaim your life. Did you stop working out while you were married? Do you want to eat in a completely different way? Did you let friendships slip away? Did you give up hobbies that meant something to you? No matter what type of life changes you want to make, now is a great time to do so. There is nothing to hold you back from becoming the person you want to be.
While no amount of planning can fully prepare you for the actual impact of divorce, looking ahead and enlisting the help of Goldberg Sager & Associates can make a substantial difference. To learn how a skilled Brooklyn, NY divorce attorney can help you reach the divorce agreement you need, call us today at 718-514-9516 for a free consultation.