As a Miami divorce attorney, Stephanie Granda knows what it’s like for couples to go through a bitter divorce. In this article, she explores a few different ways that divorcing spouses can make the process less painful—and even in some cases, end in a happy way.
In my line of work, divorce and the issues that come with it are an almost everyday occurrence. Over the years, I have witnessed plenty of brutal cases. These are the kinds of cases that people usually think of when they think of divorce: knock-down, drag-out fights in and out of the courtroom.
Divorce does not have to be that way, though, and it often is a lot tamer than people imagine. In some cases, the de-coupling spouses even end their marriages happily.
Here are a few things I have noticed that make a happy divorce possible.
Consider Your Children’s Feelings
If you are a parent who is getting a divorce, one sure way to make sure that the process and aftermath are miserable is to put your needs over the needs of your children. If you and your ex-spouse are able to be amicable with each other, you should not have a problem with this.
However, if you do not get along with each other, it is easy to forget what is most important—the well-being of your children. If you can make sure your kids are alright through divorce, you can make even a fraught divorce bearable, if nothing else.
Get Professional Help (and Not Just from Your Miami Divorce Attorney)
Divorce is emotionally and physically stressful. In whatever way you decide to cope with that stress—whether through exercise, counseling, or something else—you should consider getting professional help.
If, for instance, you need to talk out your feelings, it’s best to get guidance from someone who is trained in talk therapy or something similar. Your best friend may be a good sounding board, but they do not have the expertise you need to come to terms with your divorce.
Avoid the Stress of Court with Divorce Mediation
If you are not able to cope with the stress, even with professional counseling, you should probably do everything you can to avoid going to court. As a Miami divorce attorney, I also offer mediation services for divorcing spouses who would rather talk through the process in a less confrontational setting.
Mediation is a more collaborative approach that allows people to work through their differences toward a common goal—the best outcome for all parties involved.
On top of the stress of going to trial, those who cannot avoid the courtroom also end up paying a lot more for their divorce, so if money is a major stressor, mediation might be your best option.
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I have handled many cases that, because of mediation or another collaborative approach, have ended amicably, if not happily.
Are you in need of legal help regarding your marriage? Get in touch with me today so we can discuss your needs.