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Tips for Those Going Through a Divorce

Published on April 29th, 2019

Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. That is simply a fact. Are fifty percent of people bad people? Absolutely not-but sometimes they are bad together. Unfortunately, people don’t usually plan for divorce, it just kind of happens. Following some basic survival tips from our lawyer in Rockford during this stressful time may help you adjust to the situation.

Exhaust all Reconciliation Options

People who are willing to work together and be honest with each other may benefit from marital counseling. Often, they can be coached into communicating in a healthier manner and work out their differences. Many couples going through tough times, financial or otherwise, forget about the fun they had before the issues arose.

A Good Custody Agreement is Crucial

It is so much more difficult to go through a divorce when you have children. Parents always want the best for their children, but also want to be in a happy relationship. The best thing for the children (and everyone concerned) is to come up with a custody agreement that works for both parents without having to bring it up before a judge. Generic visitation agreements often don’t work for a specific family.

No Matter What, Avoid Fighting in Front of the Children

Fighting in front of the children can make them feel like the divorce is their fault. It will be a huge change, but if everyone works together, and communicates in a civil manner it will be easier to handle. Once the process is over, everyone will feel less tension and life will start to feel normal once again.

Start a Separate Bank Account and Start Saving

Starting a separate account is an important step as this can help pay for legal representation or start saving up for a new place to live. It is also a tangible step toward independence.

Are you struggling with a tough divorce? Call upon our lawyer in Rockford to help you navigate the process.

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