Divorce, even under amicable situations, can be a tremendously painful and trying experience. Understanding the keys for a successful divorce can help ease the process and ensure the most desirable outcome for all involved.
Of course, not everyone is going to get his or her way in a divorce, but there are steps that can be taken to make the process less contentious – and these same steps may even help shorten the process and result in a more friendly relationship as time passes, which is preferable in instances where children are involved.
One of the first keys to a successful divorce is taking the high road. While this can be very difficult in the face of painful emotions, minding your words and behaving appropriately will help you avoid doing or saying things that can sabotage the process and create additional difficulties down the road. Try to avoid manipulative tactics, threats, or using children as bargaining chips, opting instead to be civil, measured, and thoughtful. Having an experienced divorce attorney on your side can certainly aid in this practice, particularly in instances where tensions are high.
Defining a Successful Divorce
It may seem contradictory to look at the failure of a marriage as something that can be succeeded in, but marriages fall apart for a number of reasons and, when one is no longer workable, divorce is often the best option. Therefore, a successful divorce is one in which:
- Your financial interests are protected
- Your children are shielded from argument and manipulation
- Long-term considerations and future involvement are taken into account
It is not likely in any situation for a divorce to work completely in favor of one spouse. A successful divorce is one in which your best interests – and the best interests of everyone involved – are taken into account.
Considerations in a Divorce
Depending on the length of the marriage and other relevant factors, a divorce may include:
- Property and asset division
- Debt division
- Alimony or spousal maintenance
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
These issues will be addressed in the divorce decree, but agreement is not always easy. Remember, the first key to a successful divorce is taking the high road, but this does not mean being a doormat or simply giving in to everything your spouse demands. It is always best to have an attorney on your side, even under the most amicable situations, to help ensure you are not setting yourself up for future problems.
Why Choose Attorney Thomas C. Bradley
Since 1984, Nevada family law attorney Thomas C. Bradley has been helping people navigate the complexities of divorce and reach the most desirable outcomes for their situations. During your initial consultation, Attorney Bradley can help you understand the keys for a successful divorce including:
- Understanding your rights and options
- Assessing what you have and what you need
- Protecting your best interests
- Accepting that compromise is inevitable
Mr. Bradley is a skilled arbitrator and experienced litigator, and prepares each case for any eventuality. Offering professional and thorough legal guidance, Attorney Bradley is here to work towards the most desirable outcome and help ensure your divorce is as successful as possible.
To schedule your initial consultation at the Law Office of Thomas C. Bradley, please call 775- 323-5178 today. Located in Reno, Mr. Bradley welcomes clients from Sparks, Verdi, and nearby areas of Western, Nevada.