Top 10 tips for a hassle-free divorce

Going through a divorce or separation can be a difficult, stressful and costly time.

At MSB Solicitors, our team of expert family law solicitors will help support you through the whole process, making it as simple and stress-free as possible. We are specialists in amicable divorces, ensuring couples can reach an agreement on the specifics of their divorce, whether that be parenting or financial aspects.

Below, we have put together a list of 10 tips to help you ensure divorce proceedings are as pain-free as possible.

  1. Before making the decision to begin the divorce process, assemble your trusted support network. Your support network should include your trusted friends, family members and professionals.
  2. The divorce process is exhausting, both physically and emotionally. You must look after yourself; eat well, get regular exercise and ensure you’re getting enough sleep.
  3. If you are struggling, consider the assistance of a counsellor. There is no shame in seeking professional help to guide you through this difficult, emotional period.
  4. Take legal advice before beginning the process, it is important to prepare. It is advisable to begin collating all your financial documents to include the CETV of any pension fund, bank statements and the redemption figures of any mortgage. This will become important further down the line when discussing a financial settlement ancillary to the divorce.
  5. Do not involve the children in the adult conflict. Try to keep all arrangements in respect of the children as child focused as possible.
  6. Be patient, the process will not be concluded overnight. Take a deep breath and focus on the long- term goal and what you want to receive by way of an overall settlement.
  7. Do not send any texts or emails to your ex-partner which could result in embarrassment later on. In the heat of the moment and in the midst of an argument, there is always an increased risk to demonstrate your frustration in writing, however we cannot stress enough that you avoid this.
  8. Do not be influenced by what others will say in respect of their own divorce experience. Everyone’s experience of divorce is unique.
  9. Do not be frightened by the prospect of going to court. It’s unlikely you will ever have to attend court for matters relating to the divorce itself, but if you must seek the court’s attendance in respect of the children or financial matters, be aware that it is there to assist you.
  10. Consider mediation. In cases that do not have complex issues that concern children or finances, mediation should be considered as this process can be less acrimonious and cost effective in reaching a resolution to all matters.

For more information about divorce, you might find the answer to your questions in our blog, here. If you need advice or guidance in relation to divorce, please do not hesitate to contact us. We have a team of specialist family divorce solicitors who can assist you on your journey.

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