It is no secret that divorce can be difficult on both parties involved, not to mention any children that might have resulted from the union. Here in Connecticut, it is easy for individuals involved in a divorce to find resources to help them through this difficult transition. However, there are pitfalls that are best avoided by anyone seeking to end his or her marriage.
Out of the starting gate, the issue of emotion surges to the forefront. Emotions tend to run hot during a divorce, even the most amicable of which will doubtless involve some degree of heartache, jealousy, anger and sadness. It is best to keep these feelings to the side when dealing with divorce proceedings, as actions pursued out of emotional entanglements have a tendency to gum up the works of a relatively quick and painless divorce proceeding.
In addition, children can complicate matters further. If one or the other spouse has a tendency to use a dependent child or children to manipulate the other spouse throughout the course of the divorce, it is possible that a custody evaluation will be implemented. This is a process through which both parents are evaluated for custody of the children -- it is expensive and time-consuming. If avoided, it can save the couple a great deal of time and money.
Ultimately, the cost of divorce is not just monetary, but emotional. Connecticut residents who have been through divorce understand how damaging it can be for both parties and their children. However, seeking out the support of trained professionals in the pursuit of an amicable settlement can make all the difference in the world both to the divorcing parties and to any children they may have in their charge.
Source: The Huffington Post, "Why Does Getting Divorced Have To Be So Difficult?", Jason Levoy, Apr. 5, 2016