Divorce is rarely an easy process. In fact, even couples who may part ways on good terms can quickly be at each other’s throats when it’s time to make decisions regarding the sensitive issues in their divorce.
Because, however, divorce can be far more costly – both financially and emotionally – when people aren’t prepared for it, in this three-part blog series, we will point out some essential divorce tips to keep in mind if you will be going through a divorce soon and want that process to proceed as smoothly as possible.
For additional advice regarding the next steps to take in your divorce, don’t hesitate to contact trusted Scottsdale Divorce Attorney Karen Schoenau. For more than 25 years, she has been committed to helping people get through divorce as successfully and smoothly as possible so they can focus on starting the next chapter in their life.
Divorce Tip #1 – Try to Communicate with Your Ex (If Possible).
While your marriage may have ended on bad terms, if at all possible, try to communicate with your ex as you move forward with your divorce. The reason that keeping an open line of communication with your ex is so crucial is that it can allow you to:
- Try to work out at least some of the issues of your divorce.
- Ideally, establish a basis of honest dealings with your ex, which could be key if or when disputes in your divorce arise later.
In fact, in some cases, being able to communicate with an ex through the divorce process can help significantly reduce the costs of a divorce while helping it move towards a final divorce decree sooner.
Here, however, it’s important for people to realize that this tip is not intended for people who may have been the victims of domestic violence or any abuse in their marriage. Communicating with an ex is only encouraged as part of the divorce process when it will present no danger to either party.
Divorce Tip #2 – Be Honest With Yourself About What You Want Out of the Divorce.
As you get ready to proceed with your divorce, think about the things that matter most to you and what an ideal divorce settlement would look like. Are you more concerned about custody issues? Do you really want to retain the marital home? Or do you just want to have your divorce finalized so you can move on with your life?
Whatever your primary needs and concerns are, being clear about these ahead of time – and being realistic about them – can help you figure out:
- What to fight for in your divorce (if it comes to that).
- When it may be better for you to compromise a bit on the issues that are less important to you.
We will continue pointing out some invaluable divorce tips in the additional installments of this blog series that will be posted soon. We encourage you to check them out – or simply call us for professional divorce advice pertaining to your situation.
Scottsdale Divorce Attorney at the Law Office of Karen A. Schoenau
Do you need help getting ready for a divorce? If so, you can count on Scottsdale Divorce Attorney Karen Schoenau for honest answers, effective representation and the best possible outcomes to your case.
To learn more about how Attorney Karen Schoenau of the Law Office of Karen A. Schoenau can help you, schedule an initial consultation with her today by calling 480-467-3435 or by emailing us using the drop-down contact form at the top of this page.
From her offices based in Scottsdale, Attorney Karen Schoenau represents clients throughout the metropolitan Scottsdale area, including Scottsdale, Mesa, Surprise, Maricopa County, Pinal County, Gila County and throughout the state of Arizona.