Milwaukee & Waukesha Divorce Settlement Agreement Lawyers
Divorce is one of the most emotional experiences you probably will ever have to face. The decision to divorce is not made easily, and often it is accompanied by anger, fear and resentment. The negative emotions associated with many divorces are responsible for more than just hurt feelings; they can affect the legal process, its outcome and, if there are children involved, they can be affected by the same negative emotions that adults go through. Usually it is in everyone’s best interest to approach divorce from a low conflict perspective; low conflict divorce saves time, money and, most importantly, it decreases the anger, anxiety and resentment that usually occur during traditional divorce litigation. An experienced Wisconsin divorce settlement agreement family law attorney can help you find the right decision for your unique situation.
The more conflict there is in a divorce, the more difficult and costly it will be to resolve it and all the legal issues that surround it. Questions of spousal maintenance, division of property and child custody can be contentious.
When it comes to child custody, the court will want to ensure that all decisions are made in the best interests of the children. It is in your interests, therefore, to work toward agreement with your spouse on how custody will be apportioned, keeping in mind how important it is for the children to have both parents in their lives (unless abuse or neglect is involved). If you come to court with a custody agreement in hand, the court is more likely to accept your and your spouse’s wishes. In addition, after the legal maneuvering is over, you and your former spouse will need to work together to make important parenting decisions. If you can come to a divorce settlement agreement on custody, you are more likely to cooperate with each other later.
Accepting that your divorce is happening and making the best of the situation really goes a long way toward quelling conflict and anger. So does choosing not to go over past disagreements in your mind; refusing to let go can be a form of denial. This is a time for change and looking forward, not backward. Though divorce is painful, it is also the beginning of a new chapter. Acknowledge your pain (and your spouse’s pain) and make a plan for moving forward. Instead of using the divorce process as a way to win an argument, try to use it as a way to resolve an argument.
Low Conflict Divorce
If you decide to pursue a divorce, you can make it more amicable in the long run by using the low conflict divorce approach. When you fight to have your side prevail at all costs, you are forcing your spouse to fight against you too. If you are committed to finding workable solutions that work for the both of you, the resistance and animosity against you often diminishes. It is hard to fight against a person who is using a low conflict divorce approach.
Contact Our Milwaukee & Waukesha Divorce Settlement Agreement Attorneys for Help
An experienced Wisconsin family law attorney can be your best ally in achieving a beneficial resolution. Contact Jane Probst, a certified Wisconsin family law mediator who is interested in helping you reach a low conflict divorce resolution.