Some divorces are relatively simple. Spouses may amicably agree to the divorce and cooperate on all major issues. They may have so few assets that there is nothing for them to fight over during the divorce. They might even have a contract, like a prenuptial agreement, paving the way for a very quick divorce because they have already established specific terms for the process.
Others will find that divorce is a very acrimonious and difficult process. They may have very intense emotions because they blame their spouse for the failure of the marriage. They may have assets that they struggle to value or divide. How do those facing complex and potentially messy divorces resolve matters to successfully end their marriages?
They learn about the law
One factor that often makes a divorce more complex is when either spouse has unrealistic expectations for the process. People may try to demand custody terms or property division concessions that are nearly impossible for them to actually obtain.
They may fight bitterly with their spouse trying to secure the terms they believe are fair, which can increase the negative emotions of both parties and the overall expense of the process. Those who learn about Florida’s equitable distribution rules for property division, custody and alimony may be in a better position to set reasonable expectations and properly negotiate with their spouse.
They consider alternative options
Complex divorces often become more difficult when people take their issues to family court. Divorcing spouses can potentially diffuse the conflict that intensifies their divorce proceedings by attempting alternative dispute resolution.
Mediation and arbitration, as well as collaborative divorce negotiations, may allow couples to set their own terms for divorce and reduce overall conflict levels. Even if spouses cannot be in the same room without fighting with one another, they might be candidates for caucus mediation where the mediator keeps them in separate spaces during discussions.
They get the right support
A complex divorce is difficult to manage financially and emotionally. People may need to obtain social and emotional support from counselors, pastors or family members. They may need financial advice.
Typically, they will also require legal advice from someone familiar with the law and capable of negotiating to settle matters or present a case in court. They may even need specific professionals, like real estate agents and business valuation specialists, to help them address valuable and challenging marital assets.
People can overcome even the most difficult of marital situations with the right planning and help. Understanding how people can manage a complex divorce scenario may help people pursue the brightest future possible despite their current marital struggles.