Five Ways to Make Divorce Easier

Going through a divorce can take be a difficult time for you and your family. Your life is about to go through a number of changes. Financial and emotional stress can cause its toll. There are some things you can do to try to keep the situation under control. Here are 5 ways to make divorce easier as you move forward with this life-changing event.

  1. Communicate With Your Spouse More Effectively

Communication can be difficult, especially during a divorce. For many couples, inadequate communication contributed to their marital woes. You can help make your divorce faster, easier, and less stressful if you are able to communicate more freely with your spouse. If you have children, you and your spouse must find a better way to talk about their needs on a regular basis.

2. Keep Track of Important Information

You are going to send and receive a lot of information related to your divorce while the process is happening: letters, motions, petitions, etc. Find a way to organize it all and also keep track of important information like financial account names and numbers and communications with your attorney and/or former spouse.

3. Create A New Routine for Your Family

When you create a new routine, you and your family will soon begin to feel more comfortable with your new situation. Your revised schedule will soon establish a new normal. This builds a sense of security for everyone in the family. Be sure to build in some time for fun and relaxation.

4. Protect Children From Difficult Divorce Issues

Kids are very resilient, but they still have to be protected from the serious issues of a divorce. Avoid the urge to discuss adult concerns with children. Keep in mind that the kids will be much happier and more well-adjusted when they are able to spend time with both of their parents. Do not force children to decide between mom and dad.

5. Seek Help From Friends and Professionals

Working through your emotions with another person will keep you happier and more contented. Whether talking with friends, meeting with a group, or seeing a therapist, time spent talking about your situation will help you heal more easily. Your friends and family members are your support team to get you through the rough times.

Keep in mind that every state has slightly different laws, know your state’s divorce laws in and out. Your divorce lawyer can be a big help in getting you through your divorce. Contact the compassionate attorneys at Udall Shumway PLC to schedule a consultation 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 Ways to Make Divorce Easier, or other family law issues, please feel free to contact Lindsay A.M. Olivarez 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.