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The benefit of keeping calm and rational during a divorce

The decision to marry may often be made in a rush of emotions. However, when the time comes to file for a divorce, it may work best if the spouses remain as neutral as possible. There may be many Georgia couples who are currently contemplating taking this step who might benefit from some recent suggestions.

The beginning of a new year seems to be a catalyst for many couples who are seeking a fresh start. According to statistics, the numbers of couples seeking a divorce in the first month of a calendar year increase dramatically. There may be many reasons to explain this jump; however, couples are cautioned to carefully consider their decision and to remain as unemotional as possible. Acting on emotions could lead to a spouse paying much more for his or her freedom.

Several professionals have offered suggestions that may assist one when deciding to end a marriage. First, it is recommended that the partner who is considering filing do so after the holiday celebrations are over and not before any other planned family events. It was also suggested that children or others are not drawn into the process, thereby avoiding more conflict. The partner wishing to file may also choose to methodically gather all financial documents and make a note of any such correspondence received by the other spouse. Doing so may eliminate the need for additional, and possibly costly, research into the monetary assets held by the other party.

The benefit of remaining as neutral as possible may allow the divorce to proceed more like a business settlement rather than an emotional fight. Giving into emotions may result in both parties losing in the end, especially in the form of monetary losses. Georgia couples can seek the advice of an attorney who is experienced in family law and divorce in order to dissolve their marriages as rationally as possible.

Source:, "These common mistakes could double or even triple the cost of your divorce", Quentin Fottrell, Dec. 29, 2016

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