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How to end a marriage in a friendly manner

| Jul 8, 2020 | Divorce |

Couples in Virginia and throughout the country who choose to end their marriages may be able to do so in a relatively amicable fashion. Generally speaking, amicable divorces take less time and money to complete compared to those that are highly contested. It is important that individuals act in a respectful manner at all times during the divorce process. While a divorcing couple may experience some level of anger or bitterness, it is important to not let those emotions impact their ability to make rational decisions.

Furthermore, each person should accept some level of responsibility for the marriage coming to an end. Doing so can help an individual focus more on negotiating a reasonable divorce settlement as opposed to rehashing petty grievances. Ideally, couples who are going through the divorce process will seek common ground during divorce settlement talks. For instance, they may decide to share custody of a child because it is in a son or daughter’s best interest.

Compromise can be an important aspect of an amicable divorce. In some cases, allowing the other spouse to retain a minor asset may help to save time and money in the long run. Finally, those who wish to end a marriage on good terms with their former spouses should negotiate a settlement in good faith.

Those who are going through a divorce may experience a variety of emotions that may make it difficult to remain civil during settlement talks. An attorney may be able to negotiate a settlement that is appropriate based on the facts of the case and state law. Individuals may be entitled to alimony or child support payments in a settlement, and they may also be entitled to receive assets such as a marital home or a portion of a joint bank account.