5 Tips for Keeping a Denver Divorce as Amicable as Possible

How to Minimize Contention in Your DivorceThe end of a marriage can be a difficult, stressful and confusing time. While the end of a marriage may have been marked by fighting and contention, however, the divorce does not have to be.

In fact,  when couples are able to keep things civil and work together, it may be possible to resolve their divorce in less time, at a lower overall cost and with a more favorable outcome.

At Burnham Law, our divorce attorneys are focused on strategizing with our clients to help them develop the best game plan for protecting their interests in and after divorce. To find out your best options for resolving your divorce as favorably and efficiently as possible, call (303) 990-5308 or email our firm.

How to Minimize Contention in Your Divorce:  Helpful Tips

  1. Take some steps to prepare for divorce before filing the petition – Some beneficial divorce planning steps to take can include setting up your own bank account and lines of credit, gathering documents related to your marital assets and debts, and closing joint lines of credit. Taking these steps before the initial divorce petition is filed can help reduce your stress as you proceed. That’s because it will provide you with financial support, protect your credit and help you set clear expectations regarding the assets/debts that are on the line. It’s usually easier to keep a clear focus as you move forward with divorce when this type of preparation has been done.
  2. Stay focused on the big picture – In other words, be mindful of your priorities (like your children), and try not to get bogged down in resentment or anger stemming from the past (i.e., the transgressions or disappoints related to the marriage). This outlook can keep things positive, which may be key to inspiring an ex to remain positive as well.
  3. Be open to compromise – If you’re open to compromise, divorce mediation can be an option for resolving the issues in your case. Given that mediation isn’t restricted by a court’s schedule – and that it involves both spouses (or exes) developing their own resolution, mediation can be a viable means of achieving mutually beneficial resolutions (sooner than a trial).
  4. Seek counseling – Individual or group therapy can provide important support and insight as you move through the divorce process. If your budget doesn’t have room for therapy, make sure you have a trusted support system of friends and/or family members who you can turn to when things get tough.
  5. Consult (& retain) an experienced lawyer – While a lawyer can explain the process, advise you of your options and help you get your divorce paperwork filed, (s)he can also help you steer clear of the pitfalls that can make your divorce more emotionally and financially stressful. Additionally, an experienced attorney can point out aspects or issues that you have not yet considered (like tax issues associated with spousal support payments, for instance), giving you a clear picture so you can make the best decisions for you, your case and your family at every juncture.

Contact a Denver Divorce Attorney at Burnham Law

For experienced, effective representation in divorce case, contact a Denver divorce attorney at Burnham Law by calling (303) 990-5308 or emailing our firm.

Strategic, skilled and aggressive, our attorneys are skilled negotiators and elite trial attorneys who are focused on partnering with our clients to:

  • Understand their situation, needs and objectives
  • Anticipate and overcome the challenges that may arise in their case
  • Empower them to bring their divorce case to the best resolution possible.