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Common Obstacles to a Successful Divorce


Most divorces aren’t like the type you see dramatized on television. Television portrays high-conflict divorces because those are more interesting than your average divorce. However, divorce can be an emotionally charged affair, and there are certain actions spouses can take to make it more stressful. In this article, the Philadelphia divorce attorneys at the Law Offices of Lauren H. Kane will discuss common obstacles to a successful divorce.

Failure to maintain civility 

A failure to maintain civility can complicate a divorce. It may be one of the most challenging aspects of your divorce to maintain a civil tone with the individual you are breaking up with. Emotions can run high which causes disagreements and those escalate into serious conflicts.

Divorce, among other things, is a business transaction between you and your former spouse that separates the marital estate into two estates. Treating divorce like a business transaction can help you keep your priorities in order and not get sucked into a heated battle. It’s important to keep your emotions in check.

Financial problems caused by divorce 

Divorce can be incredibly expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Mediated divorces are much cheaper than litigation. By maintaining civility and respectfully communicating with your former spouse, you increase the chances of keeping costs low. In a litigated divorce, the costs are much higher. Each side calls their own experts and a judge will render a final ruling on all matters.

Another way to reduce financial stress during a divorce is to keep a detailed budget of all of your expenses including those related to the divorce.

Seeking revenge in a divorce 

Seeking revenge in a divorce can complicate the process significantly and increase the chances that the divorce will need to be litigated. In a litigated divorce, a family court judge is called upon to make all key decisions. This means that each side will present their own expert witnesses increasing the cost to both parties. It’s better to get the process over with quickly and avoid revenge-seeking in a Philadelphia divorce.

Hiding assets 

Hiding assets will increase the risk that the divorce will need to be litigated as opposed to mediated. This will end up costing both sides more money. If you believe your spouse is hiding assets from you, you will need the help of an experienced Philadelphia divorce attorney and forensic accountants who can uncover the hidden assets.

Divorce is a slow-moving process 

Divorce can be a slow-moving process, especially when one side fails to respond to legal requests in a timely manner. To avoid this, you want to keep an open line of communication with your attorney and promptly respond to all requests for information. Mediated divorces can speed up the process of finalizing your divorce.

Talk to a Philadelphia Divorce Lawyer Today 

The Philadelphia divorce attorneys at The Law Offices of Lauren H. Kane represent the interests of those pursuing a divorce. Call our office today to schedule an appointment, and we can begin addressing your concerns right away.

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