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How You Can Have a Positive and Healthy Illinois Divorce

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Frankfort divorce attorneyNobody gets married with the belief that their relationship will end in divorce. Even so, more than 20 percent of marriages end within the first five years of marriage, and nearly 48 percent of marriages end within 20 years. Any divorce is difficult, and the process of dissolving your marriage can be very emotionally taxing, especially if you have been married for a long time. It is not uncommon for couples to be at odds with each other when they divorce, but it does not have to be that way. Though it may seem unlikely, it is in fact possible to have a peaceful and stress-free divorce. Here are a few ways you can complete the divorce process in a healthy and positive manner:

Make an Effort to Cooperate and Communicate

One of the most important things to remember is that communication and cooperation are two of the most crucial components of a peaceful divorce. When you and your spouse are both willing to work together, the stress of the situation is lowered significantly. Even if you are more willing than your spouse to keep the peace and work to reach a positive resolution to your case, you will be in a much better place.

Do Not Obsess About the Effects on Your Children

When parents get a divorce, they often worry about how the divorce will affect their children. While it is true that a divorce will require your children to make changes to their lives, they will probably not be as affected as you might think, and they can even experience positive effects because they will no longer be exposed to arguments or conflicts between parents. Though it is natural for you to be concerned about your children, you should not fret too much. Studies have shown that children of divorce tend to fare better than children whose parents stayed together in a loveless marriage.

Try to Keep Your Feelings at Bay

Another way you can work to keep the peace is to try to take your emotions out of the process as much as possible. When you are addressing matters such as child custody, ignoring your emotions may seem impossible. However, if you can approach things from a logical, practical standpoint while attempting to avoid taking issues personally, this can save you a great deal of heartache in the long run.

Contact a Will County Divorce Lawyer

Even if you and your spouse are on good terms when you divorce, it can be a stressful process and a difficult time in your life. Divorce affects your entire life, including your finances and your family relationships. If you are thinking about getting a divorce, you should talk with a knowledgeable Mokena, IL family law attorney today. At Wakenight & Associates, P.C., we understand the difficulties a divorce can bring and the stress it can put you under. We will do everything in our power to help you get through the divorce process with minimal difficulty. To schedule a free consultation, call our office today at 815-727-6144.

Sources:

https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/healthy-divorce

https://www.healthline.com/health/parenting/guide-to-a-healthy-divorce#3

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/because-im-the-mom/201101/top-10-tips-great-divorce

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