Healthy Divorce: How to Split with your Spouse Amicably

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So, you’ve made the difficult decision to end your marriage. But you want to avoid the fights that are commonly associated with divorces, spending thousands of dollars litigating in court, and hurting your family. Instead, you want to have a divorce that ends peacefully, and we’re here to tell you that it is possible.

The Colorado Springs attorneys at Knies, Helland & McPherson are here to tell you how.

1. Avoid blaming each other.

In a divorce, it’s easy to get caught up in who was to blame for the end of the marriage. Regardless of what led to your relationship’s demise, it’s time to focus on the future and what you can do to get through the divorce process. Getting stuck on past mistakes and what went wrong will only hold you back.

2. Focus on big-picture goals.

Before getting wrapped up in the tiny details of your divorce, take a step back and make a list of your needs, wants, and non-negotiables. This action will force you to think about what’s most important to you and keep you from getting sidetracked as you work through negotiations.

3. Learn to trust one another.

It might feel like all trust is gone between you and your spouse, but it’s crucial to have when resolving matters such as property division and child custody. We’re not saying you need to be best friends with them, but having mutual honesty and respect will help you divorce peacefully.

4. Invest in an attorney who understands your needs.

Even as you strive to divorce amicably, it won’t be easy. You’ll have to confront major life-changing decisions, and it’s vital that you retain a lawyer that will help you overcome those challenging legal obstacles with compassion. Find an experienced attorney who you can trust and will protect your best interests.

The Colorado Springs family law firm at Knies, Helland & McPherson are here to partner with you for a successful future. Schedule a consultation with our Colorado Springs lawyers today by calling us at (719) 626-8530.