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Finding the right approach to a divorce

Many couples in Louisiana each year wind up ending their marriages. There are a number of important things to think about when initiating the process of getting a divorce. One of them is how to tell your spouse that you want one. The best way is to do it without animosity and with the hope of maintaining some level of at least cordial relations. This becomes even more important if there are children involved. Notifying your spouse of your wishes in an angry or rude manner can come back to haunt you and lead to unnecessarily prolonged litigation, instead of simply agreeing on many issues.

Sometimes, have a good therapist or counselor available to help you talk about your feelings can be very important in helping you to cope with your new situation. It can also help you to move on with your life rather than getting mired in the problems and disappointments of the past.

Hiring an experienced divorce lawyer to guide you through the process is the essential piece of the puzzle that will quickly empower you to find real solutions to your problems. That attorney can give you detailed information about your rights and responsibilities. That legal representative can help you negotiate the best possible settlements on issues such as the division of property, child custody, visitation, spousal and child support, and a host of other concerns.

A person should never attempt to hide financial assets to skew the results in a divorce or support hearing, as such actions are frequently found out and, when discovered, will turn the court against you. It is also useful to draw up a list of your main concerns and goals so that nothing important gets missed.

Source: Business Insider, "7 Tips for Getting Divorced Without Ruining Your Life" Erin Fuchs, Oct. 29, 2013

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