Divorce is always going to be a stressful process, but it is far less stressful when you can work out the issues associated with ending your marriage on your own. If you and your spouse are not able to agree on division of custody, division of property, spousal support, child support, or other issues, then you are going to be forced to have a judge decide. This means going to a court hearing, presenting evidence, and living with whatever the outcome of the judge’s decision is.
You don’t want to end up with a divorce settlement you are unhappy with after spending a ton of money to end your marriage. If you are able to talk with your spouse with the help of professionals like a lawyers or mediators or collaborative divorce coaches, it may be possible to come up with a compromise divorce settlement. This means that everyone would be able to get more of what they want out of the divorce. The process will be less acrimonious, which is good for kids and for adults alike.
If you are thinking about ending your marriage, make the commitment with your spouse today to try to avoid a litigated divorce.