The divorce process can be one of the worst periods you’ll ever go through in your life. If you don’t make careful decisions, you might end up dragging the process for years, eating up all your money and remaining goodwill with your spouse. To avoid this kind of self-destruction, here are 4 things you need to know about the divorce process.
#1 – The Divorce Process Is Confusing.
There’s no denying it’s a complicated legal process, and it’s easy to get lost in the terms and figures. What’s worse, opposing lawyers (yours and your spouse’s) can complicate things further — which, by the way, works to their advantage because they charge you by the hour. It’s important to know the terms and figures to expect when entering the divorce process. And not just the terms, as well — it’s also important to know certain strategies to make the divorce process as easy, speedy, and painless as it can be for everyone concerned.
#2 – The Divorce Process Is Stressful
The average process takes about 18 stressful months to conclude. But there’s even worse news — even if the process drags on for several years, there’s no guarantee of an amicable conclusion. So if you go through the process the traditional way, it’s safe to assume a few emotionally-stressful years are ahead of you.
It’s important to know what to expect in the process, so the divorce negotiations go smoothly and amicably. When you know what to expect, it’s easier to keep your emotions in check and work on a middle ground with your spouse.
#3 – The Divorce Process Is Expensive
Oh yes — it’s VERY expensive! Over the average 18-month period the traditional process takes, you can expect to rack up $20,000 or more in expenses. Your spouse can expect the same, too. Even if the divorce does happen under two years, it’s likely you and your ex-spouse will be left with very little disposable income.
The more you’re familiar with the process, the more orderly the proceedings will be, the less time everything will take, and the lower your expenses will be. But better yet, why not hire a divorce mediator? A good mediator can cut your expenses to only 10% of what you’d otherwise be paying for the traditional process.
#4 – The Divorce Process Hurts The Kids
Your disagreements and arguments already hurt your children in the past, and the process of divorce will make things even worse. Studies have shown that most social ne’er-do-wells come from broken families. Do you really want to lose your kids to that kind of life? You don’t have to. With the proper knowledge, preparation, and mediation, the process of divorce can happen quickly, easily, and amicably. Your kids will understand and cope with your separation better, and they’ll still grow up with both parents in their lives. And that’s where we’d like to help out!
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