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Is there really such a thing as a perfect divorce?

On Behalf of | May 13, 2022 | Divorce

Married couples in Florida might realize they would be better off divorced. However, it’s often hard to go through the process. You might wonder if there’s such a thing as a “perfect” divorce.

Make sure it’s really what you want

If you’ve been thinking about getting a divorce, you should always make sure it’s what you truly want before bringing up the subject to your spouse. Some people go through couples therapy first to try to save their marriage. You might consider that first. However, once you know you truly want a divorce, communicate it clearly.

Consider alternative divorce methods

Getting the perfect divorce means avoiding the courtroom. Traditional divorces are often highly emotional, expensive and take too long. They also often result in couples battling bitterly while disagreeing on various matters. Alternative methods such as divorce mediation or collaborative divorce, on the other hand, allow you to work together with your spouse to settle things.

Be respectful when conflicts arise

It’s natural for conflicts to arise when you’re going through a divorce. However, you should always be respectful of each other and rationally discuss any issues so that you can resolve them.

Put your children first

If you have children, always put them first and consider how your divorce will affect them. When you have open lines of communication and choose to work together respectfully while ending your marriage, it makes the situation much easier for your kids. The children have a better time adjusting to the divorce and the change in the family dynamic, which also eases your stress.

Work together on a co-parenting plan

You and your spouse should also work together to create a co-parenting plan. Be aware of one another’s schedules and work things out in a way that suits everyone while being appropriate for your kids’ ages. You will also want to work cohesively as a unit with your spouse to benefit your children first and foremost.

While no divorce is perfect, these tips can make it easier for you and your kids.