Is there such a thing as a “good” divorce?

The word “divorce” has negative connotations for apparent reasons. However, even though a divorce symbolizes the end of a marriage, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the overall legal and emotional process of the divorce needs to be overly difficult. Our readers may be thinking, is there such a thing as a “good” divorce?

A recent news article covered some of the important points that could lead to a more amicable divorce, both from emotional and legal standpoints. For example, the article noted that it is usually best to avoid “blindsiding” your soon-to-be ex-spouse about your intention to file for divorce.

Talking about the divorce and preparing your spouse for the legal procedures involved can make things smoother when it comes to addressing hot-button divorce issues, such as property division, alimony, child custody and support.

Next, the recent article noted that, once the divorce case is filed and proceeding, it may not be a good idea to push for a fast settlement of the case. Although no one wants a divorce case to linger on longer than necessary, it is important to remember that a divorce case is your one opportunity, in most cases, to push for what you want in a divorce decree from the court.

Of course, the emotions involved in divorce cases can make it challenging to have anything close to a “good” experience with divorce. However, divorcing couples who do their best to keep a level head and focus on the legal steps that need to be accomplished in the case may be better off, both in the short-term and long-term.


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