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How can I simplify my divorce?

By its nature, divorce is not easy. However, there are a few things that you can do to help make the process a little less difficult -- even those with high asset divorces. Consider the following tips for simplifying your divorce:

-- If you are the one who wants the divorce, don't explain why in a letter to your soon-to-be ex without having your attorney read it first. In many cases, a spouse can feel a tremendous amount of guilty and will take more responsibility for the demise of the marriage than is actually appropriate. That letter could end up used against you in court.

-- Ask your attorney to meet with your spouse's attorney at the beginning. This allows you to begin negotiations quickly. Your divorce may only entail a bit of negotiations on the divorce settlement or it could become a very long, drawn out process.

-- Understand that the reasons your marriage broke up will not likely have any impact on the proceedings for awarding child custody. This is one area of divorce that is expensive to litigate; however, knowing that your husband cheated on you or was involved in gambling will likely not impact his or her parenting abilities.

-- Devote time to the divorce process. You might as well act like you have a second job because there is an enormous amount of energy expended when you have to meet with professionals, gather documents, separate your assets and figure out your finances.

These are just a few tips to help your divorce to go more smoothly. Fighting a long, drawn-out court battle is not only time-consuming, it can be expensive. You can ask your Connecticut family law attorney for ways to simplify your divorce, too.

Source: Huffington Post, "8 Ways To Simplify Your Divorce, According To Attorneys," Carolin Lehmann, accessed July 08, 2016

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