Getting divorced can be an incredibly difficult experience. On top of the anger, sadness and guilt you may be struggling with, you can also feel intimidated and scared about the legal process ahead of you.
There is no doubt that getting divorced can be enormously upsetting. Not only can you struggle with the emotional devastation of ending a marriage, but you may also have to move, spend less time with your kids and even find a way to support yourself financially.
When people think of divorce, they typically get an idea in their head that it is a long, contentious process propelled by aggression and anger. People imagine bitter spouses screaming at each other in court or making damaging allegations on social media while their attorneys fight over every cent or settlement clause.
In this blog and all throughout our website, we discuss the fact that divorce, while difficult, doesn't have to be the legal battle many people expect. Of course there are cases where two people are angry, resentful, defensive and even vengeful, but there are also plenty of cases where people just want to respectfully separate and focus on the future.
If you and the other parent of your child are planning to both raise the child but separately, you will need to have a parenting plan in place. These plans can be developed and enforced by the courts or they can be created by you, the parents.
There is no doubt that divorce can be extraordinarily challenging largely because people are struggling with feelings of sadness, anger, betrayal, disappointment and fear in light of the decision to divorce. While this is certainly understandable and natural, you don't have to let these emotions take control of the situation.