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Managing Emotions Key to Managing Divorce Case

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Anyone who has supported a friend or loved one through a divorce knows how emotionally charged the process can be no matter how long the marriage may have lasted. In addition to dividing a household, the parties often are required to divide their financial assets, personal property, and create child support and child custody arrangements. Making these decisions is often challenging for Parkland residents who have decided they are no longer able to continue their marriage peacefully. While the temptation to be led by emotion during this time may seem unavoidable, there are several advantages to managing your emotions throughout the divorce process in Jupiter.

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The Process Likely will be Faster

Your dissolution of marriage lawyer will tell you that in many instances, critical aspects of a divorce take place outside the Coral Springs courtroom. For example, parties who are able to communicate and agree on how their assets would be divided can save time by not requiring the judge to make all decisions. Your divorce lawyer can help you determine your end goals and the most ideal outcome for your situation. He or she can even help you communicate professionally with your spouse's attorney, which is particularly helpful if speaking directly to your spouse would otherwise be less productive.

The judge will view you more favorably

Florida's family court judges are often permitted to exercise their own discretion when hearing divorce cases. Therefore, you need to make a positive impression on the court. By remaining calm and articulating your position clearly with the assistance and support of your attorney, the judge would be more likely to understand what you are asking for, and therefore would be better able to make a decision that is in your favor.

The court cannot 'unhear' an emotional outburst

When appearing before a court, first impressions are more important than ever. While it is understandable that people's emotions can be highly volatile when divorcing, uncontrolled anger and poor decision making could undoubtedly impact the court's perception. Therefore, it pays to think prior to speaking and acting. Failure to do so could directly limit your desired outcome, especially if a father's rights are being considered.

The divorce could be less stressful

While you cannot control the person you are divorcing, you can control yourself. Carefully considering your reactions and discussing your concerns with your lawyer can help you better manage your stress level. In return, you would be much less likely to say things you may later regret. Focusing on healthy eating, exercise, and living a balanced lifestyle could further help you manage your emotions and achieve a more favorable outcome in your case.

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