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A divorce does not have to be contentious

On Behalf of | Feb 11, 2016 | Divorce

As Ohio readers consider the end of their marriages or are already engaged in the divorce process, they may be wondering if they can avoid unnecessary conflict or litigation. In truth, many couples are choosing to move away from what is often considered to be a typical divorce and are instead seeking a more peaceful option. There are many legal ways that an individual considering divorce can reduce conflict and achieve a practical outcome.

One way that a couple can reduce the conflict of divorce is by employing the assistance of a mental heath professional. This allows a person to express his or her feelings and work through the difficult emotions that accompany the end of a marriage. When parents take care of their mental health during a divorce, they may be able to reach a custody arrangement that is based on the best interests of their children instead of emotional victories.

Many parents choose to remain close partners after the marriage is over. While this is often done for the benefit of the kids, some couples choose to remain close for their own benefit. More and more, people are choosing to live close to their former spouse in order to protect the well-being of their children and disrupt the family dynamic as little as possible. 

Couples who manage their divorce wisely are often emotionally able to rework their relationship to one that is built on cooperation, respect and a mutual concern for the children. Divorce can be difficult, but there are reasonable alternatives to litigation. In order to understand what options are available, a person should seek a full case evaluation with an experienced Ohio family law attorney. 

Source: psychologytoday.com, “Rewriting the Narrative of Divorce“, Wendy Paris, Feb. 2, 2016

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