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How couples can make divorce less adversarial

A divorce is never an easy thing to face or go through. Plenty of couples in Houston and around the country know this all too well. From child support to property division and more, the range of topics about which divorcing spouses must agree upon can leave lasting emotional scars. Family law attorneys and counselors work to help people through the process as well as possible.

One article in the media recently suggests that the husband and wife themselves can take some simple steps toward making the divorce process less tumultuous for all involved. The simplicity of the advice does not mean that the execution of it is simple but it can nonetheless be beneficial. Some of the recommendations are also viable for married couples including the need to be clear when communicating expectations.

For couples with minor children who must navigate custody or other family law issues, working together with children as the priority is a good way to avoid some complications. Working with a counselor can be an effective method of maintaining some peace and the ability to make appropriate decisions. Additionally, leverage your counselor for counseling and your attorney for legal matters—do not mix the two.

Divorce settlements, like many experiences in life, can be made smoother by the behavior of those involved. You may also wish to obtain the counsel of an experienced family law attorney to guide you through the business side of divorce.

Source: Huffington Post, “Laura Wasser, Celebrity Divorce Lawyer, Shares Top 10 Rules Divorcing Couples Should Follow,” Ashley Reich, October 5, 2013

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