While divorce can be difficult, the process does not always have to be drawn out and/or adversarial. In fact, there may be some things you can do before and during divorce to facilitate the process, obtain favorable outcomes, and get on with your new life sooner. We’ll point out some of these things below.
Your Divorce May Proceed More Smoothly with…
- Some advanced planning – If you have the time and are able to, planning for divorce can be extremely helpful to facilitating a future case. This is because, with some planning, you may be able to get a clear picture of your marital estate/assets (and potentially an idea of how you prefer the division of marital property to go). You may also be able to start figuring out other potential issues in your divorce. Being able to pinpoint the issues and your stance on them, while even compiling essential documents (like financial documents, for instance), can be integral to a smooth divorce case moving forward.
- Compromise – Being willing to give on some issues in your divorce can go a long way to getting some of the more important things you want. In fact, when you are open to compromise, you can motivate your partner to be open to compromise, and this can make for a far smoother divorce – as well as better outcomes, as you and your partner will be in control of the final settlement (rather than having the court make decisions for you, which will occur if you and your partner cannot come to terms with any matter of your divorce case).
- A mindset toward the future – While divorce can drudge up the past, possibly triggering bitterness, anger, grief and other emotions that can complicate the process, focusing on the future and what is best for you (and your children) can help you set aside unproductive feelings and focus on the goals of your divorce. In fact, if you are able to maintain focus on the future, you can minimize the fighting with your ex and start laying the groundwork for a smoother divorce.
Contact a Scottsdale Divorce Attorney at the Law Office of Karen A. Schoenau
When you need the best representation in an Arizona divorce, you can rely on Scottsdale Divorce Attorney Karen Schoenau. Since 1987, Karen Schoenau has been committed to helping people resolve their important family law matters, including complex cases related to divorce, custody, paternity and other issues.
To receive professional advice and learn more about how we can help you, schedule an initial consultation with Attorney Karen Schoenau at The Law Office of Karen A. Schoenau. You can set up this meeting by calling 480-467-3435 or by emailing us using the drop-down contact form at the top of this page.
From her offices based in Scottsdale, Attorney Karen Schoenau represents clients throughout the metropolitan Scottsdale area, including Scottsdale, Mesa, Surprise, Maricopa County, Pinal County, Gila County and throughout the state of Arizona.