How to Make Divorce Easier on Everyone Involved

Written by on September 26, 2012 in Relationships - No comments | Print this page

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divorce_-_parents_fightingOne thing that’s really no secret about divorce is that it can be difficult for everyone involved.  Both spouses and the children can find themselves wondering, asking questions and feeling as though something just isn’t right.

Even if both parties agree that filing a divorce application is best for everyone, dissolving a family unit is never easy.  Regardless of the specific details, follow some guidelines to help make the divorce process easier for everyone in the family.

United Front

When children are involved, it’s important that both parents present a united front, even if they both don’t agree with the divorce.  It’s important for the future that the kids don’t feel as though the divorce is someone’s fault.  Children can allow themselves to be caught up in the situation, so it’s helpful to put their minds at ease, together.

Open Up the Visitation

Another way to help make the divorce easier on everyone is to have a lenient visitation schedule.  Unless there is good reason that both parents shouldn’t have lots of access, try to avoid a strict schedule.  This makes the kids and the non-custodial parent feel better, and will make it all go smoother.  Try to work it out ahead of time, and even make a note of it in the divorce application if you’re both agreeable on that point.

Deal with the Emotions

Emotions are what’s going to cause a lot of the issues when it comes to a divorce.  Certain emotions are normal, but if they aren’t addressed and dealt with properly, they will be carried forward and will emerge later.

Kids are usually affected more severely than the parents, because of their emotional immaturity and the fact they’ve never known anything but both parents being together.  The family unit is a safety net for them, and depending on their ages, the separation of the family unit may cause a lot of anger and resentment.

Men and women will typically have their own sets of emotions to deal with, some more serious than others depending on which party initiated the divorce.  Sometimes, if one spouse submits a divorce application out of the blue and the other is completely unsuspecting, it can be utterly devastating.

Find a Good Mediator

If both parties know they want a divorce and want to keep it amicable, but aren’t sure how to go about it, divorce mediation is often a good choice.  A divorce mediator is someone who helps find a peaceful resolution to the divorce, but works on behalf of both parties.

Sometimes, when lawyers and courts get involved it can seem pretty unbalanced and the choices may be taken away from you.  With mediation, both parties play a big role in the outcome, which keeps a lot of the control in your hands

This is a guest post.  This post has been provided by Mark Blue. He recently went through a divorce and recommended the services of http://www.bermanbarristers.com/. Their professional staff and helpful guidance made the entire process, including filling out the divorce application Ontario, less stressful than he could have imagined.

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