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Keeping divorce in the proper perspective

By Tolison & Williams / August 7, 2015

The end of a marriage is never an easy thing to navigate, and there are a number of mistakes that Colorado spouses can make. One of the most important things to realize when going through a divorce is that the process is neither fast nor easy. By keeping the experience in the proper perspective, however, spouses can make the journey from married to single far easier to manage.

Divorce is a significant life event, and spouses should not rush through the steps that are required to complete the process of separating two entwined lives. Perhaps the best way to think about the matter is in relation to an old saying. Divorce truly is a marathon, and not a sprint.

In virtually all cases, the divorce process will take longer than either spouse envisioned. For those who are unable to pace themselves, divorce can be overwhelmingly stressful. Even worse, a great many poor decisions can be made when an individual is under stress, and the end result can be a very unfavorable settlement. Since the outcomes of divorce will have lasting ramifications, it is important to get things right.  

The best way to move through a Colorado divorce is to address each phase on its own merits, giving various decisions one's full attention. By breaking down the process into manageable steps, spouses can gain a better measure of control over the process as a whole. While it may seem as if the marriage will never be formally ended, divorce is a process -- one with a distinct beginning, middle and end.

Source: The Huffington Post, "10 Legal Mistakes People Make During Divorce (And How Not To Make Them!)", Karen Covy, July 20, 2015

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