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Keeping cool and collected during the divorce process

People in Indiana who decide to divorce may be tempted to seek revenge against their former spouse, especially when the end of the marriage involves complex issues like infidelity or addition. Both spouses may feel a great deal of anger and pain, and they may be tempted to transfer that emotional reaction to the divorce case. However, there may be good reasons for people to process their emotions with friends or a therapist while remaining cool and collected during the divorce proceedings.

First of all, the divorce process may be more stressful when both parties are actively arguing. Many family courts will encourage the spouses to negotiate a settlement, and it can be important for both parties to assess the offers on the table with a clear mind rather than an eye toward anger against their former spouse. Second, parents filing for divorce will need to move forward into a new co-parenting relationship in the future. Unless there is a history of abuse or neglect, both parents will likely share some form of custody or visitation. Regardless of their personal feelings about their relationship, they will need to work together to make important decisions about their children for years to come.

Even couples without children may benefit from taking a strategic view of the divorce. In these cases, financial issues and property division are often some of the most contentious topics. When one spouse attempts to interfere with the other's job or pushes for a costly trial, the entire marital estate could see its financial value depleted.

People often deal with understandable and difficult emotions during a divorce, but they may benefit by keeping them outside the courtroom. A family law attorney may help a divorcing spouse to negotiate an agreement on major issues like property division and child custody.

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