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Divorce settlements can be stressful, so preparation is important

Generally speaking there are two ways to approach a divorce. The first is a settlement solution in which both parties sit down and hash out division of assets, child support and other necessities without necessitating a court date. The second is a litigation divorce, in which the argument is writ large in a Connecticut courtroom. Some experts say that with a little forethought, a settlement can be reached outside a courtroom with better results.

However, such a move requires patience and preparation. For example: while divorce is a complicated and emotional subject, it behooves both parties to remain as impartial as possible throughout the process. Becoming emotional and rehashing the past can lead to long, drawn-out divorce processes that are helpful and healthy to no one.

Additionally, a willingness to compromise and meet a former partner in the middle can go a long way towards improving the efficiency of a divorce. Asking questions, taking breaks and understanding one's own emotional state are integral to a safe and civilized procedure. Many experts agree that open communication is the key to a swift and equitable settlement.

No one has ever said that divorce is easy, and many Connecticut residents can attest to the fact that it is not. However, there are ways to make a divorce settlement move more quickly and efficiently, ensuring that both parties can move forward in their new lives with confidence and a minimum of outstanding baggage. Open communication and a solid knowledge of one's rights and responsibilities under the divorce laws of their state may place the parties far ahead of the game.

Source: Huffington Post, Divorce Confidential: How to Prepare for a Settlement Meeting, Caroline Choi, Oct. 31, 2013

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