The end of your North Carolina marriage may be one of the most traumatic events you’ll go through in your adult life, and this is true even if you know that getting a divorce is the best decision that you can make for yourself. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to make your divorce as easy as possible for yourself and others it may impact.
Treat yourself with kindness
You may have nagging feelings of guilt or remorse about ending your marriage even if you weren’t happy in the relationship. For instance, you may feel guilty about the emotional pain that your spouse may be going through. You might also feel guilty about what the divorce is doing to your children. However, it’s important to remember the benefits that your decision may bring such a chance for your kids to grow up in a happy home or an opportunity for your spouse to find happiness again.
Don’t rely on your children
It may be tempting to rely on your kids for emotional support during a divorce. However, they should know as little as possible about what is going on between yourself and their other parent. You should never vent about your spouse or do anything that might undermine them in your child’s eyes.
Don’t ignore your partner’s feelings
Your partner may put up a stoic front as it relates to the divorce process. However, this doesn’t mean that everything is alright. Instead, your f spouse may choose to disengage during settlement talks or take other steps to make the settlement process as difficult as possible. In some cases, simply acknowledging hurt feelings can make it easier to get a resolution in a timely and relatively amicable manner.
A divorce is never an easy thing to get through whether you opt for mediation or litigation. In a final settlement, you may be entitled to a portion of marital property, spousal support and other resources. If you have a child with your spouse, you may be entitled to child support payments as well.