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How the reason for your divorce can affect the process

Getting divorced is not easy for anyone. However, some people have an easier time navigating the process and moving forward than others do. Often, these are people who seek amicable, out-of-court solutions that allow them to retain some amount of respect and compassion throughout the divorce.

Whether you are able to do this in your own divorce will depend on numerous factors, including the reason for your divorce.

Lack of a fulfilling relationship

According to this article, lack of commitment is one of the most commonly cited reasons for divorce. These parties may feel their partners are more of a friend or that they were fighting so much they could no longer resolve conflicts peacefully.

If this is a primary reason for your divorce, it can be a challenge to communicate effectively with your soon-to-be ex during the divorce process. You may still respect each other, but things can get lost in the translation. As such, having legal guidance from a lawyer as well as the communications support from a mediator can prove to be valuable in helping you resolve matters peacefully.

Personal issues

Substance abuse, domestic violence, lack of compassion and other personal shortcomings or mental issues can lead to the demise of a marriage.

Under these circumstances, it may not be reasonable to settle divorce-related matters cooperatively. There may be serious trust issues, manipulation efforts and even risks to a person’s safety that prevent two parties from working together to achieve a fair outcome. Instead, the structure and formality of litigation could be beneficial.

Financial reasons

Money is a very common reason for people to divorce. They may disagree on how to spend it or they may not have enough, which can cause immeasurable stress.

If financial woes led you down the path of divorce, then you likely have reason to be cautious with your money during the legal process. While this shouldn’t mean cutting corners with your legal options and rights, it may mean prioritizing out-of-court solutions to save money. Further, in cases where there are concerns about financial dishonesty or complexity, it can be a wise investment to have an outside financial party come in to examine the monetary details of the marriage and divorce.

Outside parties

Affairs, feuding families and a non-supportive network can put pressure on a marriage, pushing it past its breaking point. Under such circumstances, people can struggle with hurt feelings, fear of loneliness, anger and concerns about unsupportive influences.

Finding support and trustworthy partners can be a critical priority if outside parties are a primary reason for your divorce. This can include your individual lawyer, a counselor and other professionals who are there to help you protect yourself and secure an outcome you deserve.

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