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Taking the time needed during a divorce

For many Colorado spouses, a divorce filing comes after many months or years of contemplating the end of one's marriage. By the time the paperwork is filed, a great many spouses are eager to get the process moving forward. Some will focus so intently on the legal end of their marriage that they will make a number of mistakes along the divorce path. It is important to understand that divorce takes time and that this is a life event that should never be rushed.

No one is advocating for a lengthy or excessively prolonged divorce. That can take a toll on everyone involved, both financially and emotionally. However, trying to rush the process is also potentially harmful and should be avoided. The best way to approach the timeline for divorce is to accept that different aspects of that process will take different inputs of time and energy. Instead of focusing on a predetermined end point, spouses would be better served by focusing their efforts on the tasks at hand and making sure that the overall process is moving forward.

This is especially true during negotiations, which is a part of the divorce process that will take a different amount of time for everyone. Avoid becoming mired in endless negotiations on one part of a settlement, as doing so will only cost both sides more in legal fees. That said, it is also important to make sure that negotiations are sufficient to result in an agreement that is fair to all parties. Throwing in the towel too soon can lead to a settlement that is unbalanced and one with which it can be difficult to live.

When navigating the waters of divorce, many Colorado spouses simply want the process to end. It is perfectly normal to want to move beyond the end of a marriage and toward new pursuits, but it is also important to give the divorce process the time and attention that is required. Reaching a fair and favorable divorce settlement is the ultimate goal, and attaining that end is worth whatever input of time and energy is necessary.

Source: The Huffington Post, "A Primer On Divorce And Forgiveness", Robin Amos Kahn, Sept. 4, 2015

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