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Securing a divorce in a contentious marriage

While no one enters a marriage hoping for it to end in divorce, it is equally true that no one particularly wants to fight a war when it comes to the separation.  Connecticut residents understand, however, that, in certain circumstances, one spouse will want a divorce while the other will attempt to block. There are a few things to keep in mind when preparing to work toward a separation that may be challenging to achieve.

Divorce is an extremely emotional process for both parties involved, and as a result, tension and anger can run high. This is particularly true if only one party actively wants the separation to happen. Maintaining calm and having compassion for the other person's feelings can go a long way toward defusing potentially explosive situations that could prolong a divorce proceeding or complicate it with vindictive roadblocks.

Additionally, understanding the options available to both individuals in terms of professional support can be a powerful tool in forging a mutually satisfactory settlement. There are a number of routes a couple can take to secure a separation. It can be helpful to learn as much as possible about those options ahead of securing representation.

When a marriage ends in divorce, as Connecticut residents can attest, it is a profound change in life for both members of a couple. Knowing the options and maintaining at least civil communication can facilitate the process and lead it toward a satisfying conclusion for both parties. This in turn allows both individuals to start their new lives together with little baggage left over from a former relationship.

Source: The Huffington Post, "5 Things to Do If You Want a Divorce But Your Husband Doesn't", Cheryl and Joe Dillon, Oct. 15, 2014

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