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St. Paul residents encouraged not to take divorce personally

On Behalf of | Jan 2, 2014 | Firm News |

It is advice that merits an eye-roll, but something that will truly serve your interests in the long run. Do not take divorce personally. While this may seem impossible, giving the familial nature of a split, objectifying the process can help St. Paul residents avoid a lot of headaches.

Those going through a high asset divorce or simply working out a parenting time agreement can easily find themselves at each other’s throat. This is understandable given the money, and, more importantly, parenting time that can be at issue.

Despite the gravity of the situation though, divorcees are encouraged not to take the process personally. Each side must look out for their own interests. A lot of things can happen during the divorce process that can affect the rest of a person’s life. As a result, those involved are advised to objectify the process, and understand that each side needs to look out for their own retirement, their own financial well-being and their own parenting interests.

Local Twin City family law attorneys can help divorcees implement this process. They can advise those considering a split, how to divorce themselves from the emotional aspect and pursue an objective course that seeks to secure the best possible outcome.

From experience, those that can successfully avoid taking a divorce personally can eliminate unneeded stress, and lay a foundation for a positive post-divorce relationship. This outcome is unanimously preferable to a lifetime of animosity and contentions about any issue that may come up. Those interested in learning more about how to go about securing a divorce are encouraged to contact a local divorce attorney.

Source: The Huffington Post, “Don’t Take Your Divorce Personally,” Lisa Arends, Dec. 30, 2013