Here Are a Few Suggestions on How to Make Divorce Easier

When your marriage comes to an end there are usually a lot of emotions and stress involved in the situation. Certainly the prospect of going through the divorce process can be nerve-wracking, especially for families with children. You can relieve some of the stress when you learn how to make divorce easier. There are some tips you can use to help you get through this difficult time in your life.

Choose an Experienced Divorce Attorney

While you may be tempted to try to go it alone, you will have a much easier experience if you seek help from a professional. An experienced Arizona divorce attorney knows the ins and outs of the process and will guide you along while you live your life. Your attorney will take care of all the important legal filings and is available to answer your questions. You can rest assured that your lawyer will always protect your rights and fight to ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome.

Consider a Reasonable Distribution of Assets

Arizona is a community property state so assets and debts acquired during the marriage are to be equitably distributed with limited exceptions. Barring any serious claims otherwise, the courts will always prefer couples to come to an agreement to fairly distribute their marital assets. Try to enter these negotiations with an open mind and try, at all times, to be reasonable. Remember that your attorney will not allow unfair settlement terms.

Keep the Children in Mind

For couples with children, they are the number one concern. The needs and feelings of the children are of utmost importance and they should have access to both parents. Do not allow the children to be used as pawns in the relationship because this will hurt the entire family. Keep in mind that the courts always work to provide a safe and secure family situation for the kids and all decisions must be made in their best interests.

Establish a New Family Normal

The family dynamic is changing but it is up to the parents to provide a stable environment for the children. Kids need to know that both parents love them. As quickly as possible, try to settle into a new routine that includes time spent with each parent. Keep the lines of communication open even if you and your spouse are not on good terms.

Those who are going through a divorce can count on the assistance of their attorney throughout the procedure. When you have questions about the divorce process or are ready to end your marriage, contact the family law attorneys at Udall Shumway PLC today.


This blog should be used for informational purposes only. It does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader and should not be construed as legal advice. If you need legal advice regarding How to Make Divorce Easier, or any other family law issue, please feel free to contact Sheri D. Shepard at 480.461.5300, log on to, or contact an attorney in your area. Udall Shumway PLC is located in Mesa, Arizona and is a full service law firm. We assist Individuals, families, businesses, schools and municipalities in Mesa and the Phoenix/East Valley.