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Tips For Going Through A Divorce Involving Children


No one wants to ever go through a divorce, but staying in an unhappy marriage is also very unhealthy. If you are thinking about ending your marriage, the process does not have to be long and painful.

If you and your spouse have children together, it is even more critical that you try to resolve your issues with as little conflict as possible. This will minimize the negative impact of the divorce on your children, while also laying the groundwork for peaceful co-parenting with your spouse once the divorce is final. Even if it seems difficult to remain civil with your spouse now, there are some tips that can help. Below, our Media divorce lawyer outlines what these are.

Stay Respectful 

People consider divorce for many reasons. If your marriage had serious problems, such as a substance abuse problem or an affair, resentment may carry over to the divorce process. This can cause even more conflict and friction between you and your spouse. Even so, it is important to remain respectful of your spouse and to not become combative with them. If your spouse tries to start an argument, do not engage with them and instead, simply walk away. If your spouse regularly tries to argue with you, let your lawyer communicate with them on your behalf.

Use Negotiation to Resolve Your Issues 

The vast majority of divorce cases are resolved outside of the courtroom, usually during negotiations between the lawyers representing both sides. It is important to set goals for yourself, but also be willing to compromise during these negotiations. If you can resolve your disputes this way, you will not need to go through a divorce trial. A divorce trial will not only take much longer to resolve your issues, but it will also be far more expensive. Additionally, negotiating with your spouse will give both of you more control over the process instead of leaving all decisions to a judge.

Decide in the Best Interests of the Children 

When it comes to child custody issues, all decisions are made depending on what is in the best interests of the children. Use this as a starting point when negotiating child custody matters with your spouse. For example, you may both agree that making sure they can still attend their current school is in your child’s best interests. Once you have agreed to one or two things, you may find it motivates both of you to continue reaching an agreement on different issues.

Work with an Experienced Divorce Lawyer in Media 

It is always important to work with a Media divorce lawyer when ending your marriage, but it is even more critical when your case involves children. At Barbara Flum Stein & Associates, our experienced lawyer can advise on the facts of your case and help you obtain the best possible outcome while also recommending ways to shield your children from the process. Call us now at 610-565-6100 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our skilled attorney and to get more information.




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