How to Survive a Contentious Divorce

Whether you have made the difficult decision to file for divorce, or your spouse has told you that they have made that decision, going through a divorce is a difficult process. The process is made more difficult if you are unable to agree regarding custody or the division of assets. A contentious divorce can take twice as long and cost twice as much as a divorce in which the spouses agree on how to move forward. If you are facing a divorce, there are steps you can take to make the process less contentious. For more information on how to get what you need during a difficult divorce, contact Cameron & Herrman, P.A., at (316) 265-0650.

Put Your Feelings Aside. Your emotions can range from grief to anger when you are trying to move on from a bad marriage. However, it is important to address those emotions constructively, and not to allow them to negatively impact your decisions. To obtain a successful outcome, you have to strategize, prioritize, and compromise, and not make decisions based on anger, fear, or hurt. In order to make smart and healthy decisions during your divorce, you should work closely with your attorney to look at the objective facts of the situation. Your lawyer will help you make decisions that will help you in the future.

Protect Your Children. Children are often hurt by a contentious divorce. Even young children are aware when there is negativity between the parents. The children should be encouraged to have a relationship with both parents. Speak positively about the other parent to your children and make sure they know that they have with both of you. If there are abuse or safety concerns, you should discuss those concerns with your attorney, rather than with your children.

Hire an Attorney Experienced with Contentious Cases. Most people know if they are headed for a contentious divorce before the paperwork is even filed. If you suspect your spouse will want to make things difficult, look for a law firm who specifically handles family law cases. You need an attorney who is ready to head to court and fight for what you deserve.

For more information on working through a difficult divorce, contact Cameron & Herrman, P.A., at (316) 265-0650.

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