Getting a divorce is one of the most painful experiences anyone can go through, even if the marriage is ending on relatively civil terms. Regardless of what is causing a divorce, it’s easy for both parties to become cantankerous during the process. However, by both parties working to cooperate with one another, a divorce becomes a much smoother process. Read on to learn more about why working with your ex is usually the right decision.
Divorces are expensive, quickly rising to the tens of thousands of dollars as couples rack up legal costs. When couples work against one another to ensure they both get exactly what they want, attorneys must continuously go back and forth with one another to present potential settlements. Each time one of these settlements is drafted, it costs both parties hundreds of dollars while their attorneys look it over. When you cooperate with your ex, you’ll be able to avoid costly rewrites and court fees to reach an agreement you’re both satisfied with.
In addition to costing thousands of dollars, divorces can easily take hundreds of hours to finalize on both sides. Court appearances, meetings with attorneys and drafting settlements all take time, and this can lead to the process getting dragged out much longer than it needs to be. When spouses cooperate, it allows the process to move along much quicker than it would if both parties are constantly fighting with one another.
Divorce puts a lot of stress on both parties, with both looking to leave the marriage with what they think they’re owed or is right. This leads to both putting a large amount of stress on themselves that’s simply unnecessary. Instead of looking at divorce as a competition where there’s a clear winner or loser, exes should look to work with one another to make the process less stressful for both themselves and their former partner by cooperating to reach a settlement.
Easier on Family
Kids can commonly feel like they’re stuck in the middle of a divorce, leading to contention on all sides as well as unneeded stress on the family unit. By keeping things civil, you’re not only helping yourself go through a smoother process, but also your children. This leads to children feeling better about the situation as well as better adjusting to their new routine in two separate households.
One of the best ways to cooperate with your ex is to look into obtaining a divorce through mediation. A mediator will work with both parties to ensure they reach a fair settlement that both parties are satisfied with. For more information on Denver divorce mediation, or to schedule a consultation, contact us today.