One of the most commonly held beliefs about divorce is that it is always ugly, full of conflict, bitterness, and disagreements. Unfortunately, there is some truth to this belief. Emotions are high during a divorce, and hurt and sadness often translates to anger or aggression during divorce mediation. However, divorce does not always have to be full of fights and without forgiveness.
At the Law Office of Lindsay Soto, we work closely with clients to encourage fruitful collaboration during the divorce process. Continue reading for some useful tips for a peaceful, collaborative divorce.
See a Counselor
Many couples see a marriage counselor as long as they believe there is chance they may make the marriage work. However, once they have decided on divorce they ditch therapy and head straight to a law office. Instead, we encourage our clients to continue in therapy throughout the divorce process. A marriage counselor can help both parties begin to heal wounds and forgive for the offenses which led to the divorce. Counseling and therapy can be very effective in the recovery process during and after divorce.
There is no denying how difficult a divorce can be on everyone involved, especially the kids. Still, we encourage our clients to strive to see the positive aspects of the change, such as the new future ahead of them or how the divorce will bring peace into both of their lives. This doesn’t mean you must deny the difficult parts of the divorce, it simply means striving to see both the good and the bad aspects of the situation instead of focusing only on the bad.
These are just a couple of the most important tips to refer to when looking for a peaceful, collaborative divorce. Come back next week for the second installment of this blog post.