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Advice For Divorce

It is not uncommon for a divorce to create tension or stress in an individual’s life. It is a process that involves evaluating each aspect of your life. You are also encountering other changes, completely changing the dynamic of an existing relationship. All of these elements combined can create stress and tension for an individual. This can impact multiple areas of your life beyond the divorce process.

However, there are ways to make divorce a smoother process overall. Myres & Associates can provide some advice for a divorce in order to reduce the amount of stress experienced. Our team wants you to have as smooth of a transition as possible. Your family deserves consideration of the alternatives to traditional litigation.

Consider Cooperation

One great piece of advice is that you do not have to enter your divorce process with a contentious mindset. It is normal to not agree on every issue, such as child custody or visitation. However, just because you do not agree that does not mean you have to immediately jump into arguments. There are other approaches that can offer both individuals more control over their situation.

By choosing collaborative or cooperative methods for divorce, you can avoid the extra stress added by arguments. Instead of immediately taking issues to court, individuals and their legal representatives can work to negotiate the terms of the separation agreement. This gives the individuals divorcing an opportunity to address their needs and interests. Furthermore, collaboration can reduce the amount of time and money invested in the divorce, eliminating additional stress and worry.

Accept Emotions

It is normal for individuals to feel strong emotions when going through their family law case. When people get married, separation typically is not the first thing that is on their minds. They have the hope that the marriage will thrive, and that they will have the opportunity to live out their dreams with another person. It may sound strange, but you need to grieve what you lost in order to move on.

Accepting your emotions can help reduce the potential for outbursts during the process. The last thing you need during a divorce is acting upon your emotions, as it can cause more severe issues in the long run. In order to appropriately navigate feelings, try healthy management strategies. Talk to your lawyer for potential suggestions.

Adjust Perspectives

If you enter your divorce with a negative perspective or mindset, it is likely to bring about negative consequences. While going through a separation is difficult no matter how you look at it, it is possible to have a positive perspective. It is easy to only see the negatives of the situation, as there are a lot of changes happening in your life. However, there are positive aspects to divorce.

For example, you have a new opportunity for beneficial change and growth. After accepting the emotions you are experiencing, it is valuable to adjust your perspective on the situation as a whole. This is not the end for you by any means. Instead, it is the chance for a new beginning. While you may encounter challenges along the way, changing your outlook can make the process smoother overall.

Prioritize Needs

While you go through your divorce, it is important to remember to meet your needs. If you feel as though you need a break or a moment to step away, take that for yourself. It may feel counterintuitive to do so at first, but you can do simple things for yourself that help manage stress over time. This can help reduce your stress and encourage a positive outlook.

Another thing to keep in mind is the needs of your children if you have them. During a divorce, they should always come first. Don’t put them through unnecessary situations or speak negatively about the other parent in front of them. By prioritizing their needs, you and your ex-spouse can work to create a smooth and easy transition for them.

Rely on Myres & Associates

Lastly, don’t go through your divorce alone. By having an experienced team of attorneys that have resources to help you in your corner, you can ensure that you have the representation that you need. Myres & Associates has the knowledge to provide you with assistance in the process.


To speak with one of our attorneys, call (713) 322-9810 to schedule a consultation today!