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Making the most out of the divorce process

On Behalf of | Mar 30, 2024 | Family Law |

Most couples in New York and other states do not anticipate getting divorced when they get married. Fortunately, the marital breakup process does have some bright sides. Here are a couple of positive aspects of divorce that may be easy to overlook for those going through it.

Relationship building and co-parenting

Loss is not the sole thing that results from divorce. Two people who choose to divorce can also cultivate a fresh relationship with each other. In some cases, the two parties can form a friendship. In other situations, the two individuals may not view friendship as a possibility but can still work toward creating a collaborative and kind dynamic, particularly when young kids are involved.

The individuals getting divorced may want to work with therapists to master how to navigate the challenging feelings linked to divorce. Their therapists may help them create a functional relationship with each other. For instance, a therapist may help a person getting divorced learn how to give his or her ex grace and space rather than forcing a feeling of closeness with him or her right away.

How a family law attorney can help

Figuring out the emotional, legal and financial aspects of divorce can feel daunting, but a family law attorney in New York may make navigating this process easier. For instance, the attorney can help an individual make educated decisions regarding property distribution, debt division, child support, child custody and spousal support during divorce. The attorney may also recommend the process of divorce mediation, which tends to be less stressful and costly for both parties compared with traditional divorce litigation.