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How to tell if you are a candidate for an amicable divorce

The end of your marriage can bring about a range of emotions. Depending on the reason, you might be feeling angry, bitter, afraid or brokenhearted. You could also feel relieved that this part of your life is almost over. Divorce can also cause a great deal of stress. At the Mayer Law Office, LLC, we know that you and other divorcing Wisconsin residents want this period to be as stress-free as possible.

You might wonder how it is possible to keep stress to a minimum while getting ready to go to court. In many instances you might be able to avoid court altogether, even when you have significant issues to be addressed in your divorce. The Huffington Post states that amicable divorce is growing in popularity, due to many advantages over traditional litigated divorce. Amicable divorce methods, such as mediation or collaborative law, often cost less than litigation, give you privacy and can take significantly less time than going to court. An uncontested divorce may also be less stressful and teach you and your spouse valuable negotiation and communication skills.

The following factors might indicate an amicable divorce is a good choice for you:

  • You and your spouse are willing to cooperate with each other and listen to each other’s side.
  • Both of you are able to set aside any hard feelings and speak to each other civilly.
  • You are both willing to compromise and work together for everyone’s good, especially if there are children involved.
  • Neither of you feels the need to undermine or punish the other.

An uncontested divorce may not be easy or completely stress-free, but you might find that it is far preferable to fighting in court. You can find out more about common family law matters in our page on divorce.

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