I was recently invited to collaborate on an expert panel and share some insights on how to prepare for divorce and keep it peaceful. Here are my best tips:
1. Educate yourself and know your options: litigation vs. mediation.
I’ve found that when couples clearly understand the difference between those two options, they are able to discuss their issues in a more amicable manner. To find a mediator that couples are comfortable with and both are able to relate. Otherwise one of them will be resentful and might sabotage the process.
2. Be realistic about your goals and don’t feel entitled to the same lifestyle.
Dealing with your emotions prior to mediation, during, and after will help tremendously. Anger, resentment, blame, etc. – all are detrimental.
When couples are working with therapists, life coaches, etc. – the divorce process is so much easier.
3. Always keep the best interests of the children in mind.
When couples in divorce are able to truly follow this, the divorce process becomes a breeze.
You can read the full article here: How to Prepare for Divorce