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Know where you stand and get help with your divorce

There is no way to make a divorce emotionally easier on yourself other than to separate yourself from the people and things that may trigger emotions. However, there are many ways you can make a divorce easier in terms of the legal aspects of the case. From deciding on preferences for property division to setting up a parenting plan, being able to work with your spouse will help your divorce move more smoothly.

On your own, some things you can do to manage the stress of your divorce include private counseling, talking with an attorney and accountant and recognizing your position. To start with, a counselor can help you focus on your emotions and help you approach decisions with an open mind. Making decisions on the spur of the moment or without thinking them through could make your divorce harder than it has to be and leave you in a difficult position later on.

Another thing to do is to work with your attorney and accountants closely. Knowing where you stand in terms of finances and what you have to gain or lose is essential to your case and something your attorney needs to know in detail. Your attorney can help you negotiate with your spouse to come up with property division and child custody arrangements, so you can get back to a normal life as quickly as possible.

Recognize where you are in terms of a divorce and try not to expect more than you should. The divorce is taxing on both sides and having extremely high expectations may only make the divorce last longer. Be ready to compromise, and know that you have the right to think every decision through before agreeing to it.

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