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A good outcome of a divorce depends significantly on the arguments, as well as the agreements that you make during the divorce process. This transition period in your life is not typically a high-point of rational decisions, either. However, it is vital that you make well-thought-out agreements to ensure you have a good foundation for your life after divorce. Here are a few tips that can help.
Generally, choosing to divorce is not a mutual decision. Typically, one partner feels unhappy or unappreciated in the union and begins to disconnect from the marriage, gathering a laundry list of bad qualities of their partner along the way. This coping strategy is relatively common, where one party blames the other spouse for the end of the marriage, but also extends the time they have to deal with the grief of the loss of their marriage. The other person is often seen as the victim and is caught off guard.
If you were the initiator or the victim influences the way that you will respond to the announcement; and it also has a direct impact of how you will behave in the following steps. Especially if children are involved, this is an excellent time to seek the advice of an experienced attorney so you can fully understand your options and plan your next steps.
The date of the separation is often the date most people consider to be the end of the marriage and the beginning of their divorce. Now is when you need to feel the most comfortable with your attorney and openly share your hopes and concerns. This stage is where you get into the delicate details of your divorce and effectively separate one house into two. Remember, your relationship does not end just because the marriage ended. Generally, agreements extend far beyond the date of the deal, especially if there are children involved. Having an attorney to confide your frustrations and help you reach your goals is vital to long-term success.
If you think divorce may be the right solution for you, an experienced DuPage County divorce attorney can help you choose the right path for your situation. The skillful lawyers at the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio will guide you through the process and fight for your rights, so you achieve a suitable divorce agreement. Find out how we can help. Call our office today to schedule a free initial consultation at 630-920-8855.