Divorce tends to come with a hefty emotional and financial price. While you may not think of divorce in terms of being successful or not successful, there are ways to help protect your financial and parental rights – while bolstering your and your children’s emotional well-being – which can help make yours a successful divorce. The first step in the process is reaching out to discuss your concerns with an experienced Illinois divorce attorney.
When it comes to both parental responsibilities and parenting time, the court is inclined to maintain the status quo when the children are thriving. Divorce is often hardest on children, and the court is interested in limiting the upset they’re required to endure. In other words, don’t passively accept temporary child custody terms that are not in keeping with the custody terms you ultimately seek (in the hopes they will be changed upon divorce).
Your divorce attorney will help you better understand the terms that apply in your divorce and will help you make the right decisions for you regarding these terms (in relation to your divorce priorities). While every divorce follows its own trajectory, the applicable terms do not vary, including:
Divorce involves a wide range of important administrative tasks and legal maneuvers, which makes it challenging at best. But it is also the dissolution of your marriage, which can have strong emotional effects. Take an occasional timeout from the difficult legal matters to focus on your own and your children’s emotional health and well-being. This can mean taking a camping trip, scheduling a movie night, cooking a meal together, heading out on a hike, or doing whatever it is that you and your kids like to do to unwind. Striking a balance between focusing on legal concerns, tending to your own emotional needs, and bolstering your children through this difficult time is key.
If you and your divorcing spouse can negotiate the terms of your divorce between yourselves – regardless of how much outside guidance you require from your respective divorce attorneys (and a professional mediator if necessary) – the better off you’re likely to be. Negotiating divorce terms outside of court means that you maintain decision-making power, which can easily be translated as a win.
While divorce is not about winning or losing, there are better and worse ways to proceed. The focused Schaumburg divorce attorneys at SLG Family Law can help you make the well-considered decisions that allow you to protect your financial and parental rights – while maintaining as much civility as possible throughout the divorce process. Learn more by contacting us today.
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