If you have recently decided to file for divorce, you may understandably have any number of concerns about the legal process involved and the broader transition to single life. Thankfully, there are ways to “de-stress” your divorce process. If one of your primary aims is to make your divorce efficient and as low-stress as possible, it is important to work with an attorney experienced in matters of collaborative law. If you and your spouse can agree on most (or even all) of the terms of your divorce agreement, you will largely be able to avoid stressful and expensive trips to court. Depending on your circumstances, needs and priorities, your attorney may recommend that you try mediation and/or attorney-led negotiation when exploring a collaborative process.

Ways to Make Your Divorce Process Less Stressful

By working with your attorney, your spouse and your spouse’s attorney to reach an agreement about as much of your divorce settlement as possible, you will save yourself a significant amount of time, money and stress. That is not to say that you shouldn’t “fight” for anything that is truly important to you. But if you can avoid a contentious process in general, you will be better placed to keep your divorce efficient and low-stress. Please speak with your attorney if you have any questions about these approaches.

Similarly, if you can focus on self care at this time, in whatever way is practical and appropriate, you will lower your stress level simply by taking care of yourself. The divorce process is an inherently stressful transition. But being proactive about self care at this time can go a long way towards ensuring that you are at your best, even if your best may look different right now than it usually does.

Divorce Guidance Is Available

If you have questions about the divorce process generally and/or how to maintain a relatively efficient, low-stress divorce specifically, please do not hesitate to schedule a consultation with an experienced family law attorney today. Every divorce (like every marriage) is unique, so there is no single “solution” to the challenge of mitigating the stresses of the divorce process. However, an experienced family lawyer in Arlington, Texas, such as from Brandy Austin Law Firm, PLLC, will be able to advise you of your legal options and craft a strategy according to your needs and priorities once you help that attorney to understand the particulars of your situation.