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What can you do to make a divorce easier?

There are many ways in which you can make your divorce easier. Everyone knows that working with your ex may not be easy, especially after you decide you want to go through with your divorce. It can be frustrating, but that doesn't mean that your divorce has to drag on. Once the divorce is over, you can also keep things calm by staying civil.

Here's a good example of something that can help make your divorce easier. If you share children with your soon-to-be ex, make sure you talk to your kids about your ex's good qualities. If he or she needs the visitation night planned adjusted, don't spend time arguing. If it's possible, adjust the night and move on.

It's easy to fall into negativity during divorce, but you can avoid it. If someone you know is saying negative things about your ex, ask to change the subject or make a point to say you won't talk badly about him or her. It saves you energy not focusing on the negative qualities of your ex.

During the divorce, try to negotiate. If you fight over every little discrepancy, then your divorce will drag on. It's in both parties' interests to negotiate. If the court has to make decisions on your asset division or child custody arrangements, you won't get a say in what happens.

You can work with your attorney to determine what you need out of a divorce settlement. With the knowledge of what you need, you can negotiate for what you need in a smart way, helping you get the things you want out of your marriage.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Want an Easier Divorce? 15 Ways to Take the High Road!," Jackie Pilossoph, accessed March 28, 2017

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