On behalf of Lake Toback Attorneys
Illinois couples in the throes of divorce proceedings know that they are emotionally draining and can sometimes get out of control. The loss of control can interfere with the couple’s ability to make rational decisions, which may very well cause problems in the future. While divorce isn’t easy, there are ways to help each spouse feel in control as they negotiate property division, child support and other issues — if they prepare and keep emotions at bay.
Divorce can seem all-consuming. Losing a sense of self and forgetting to take care of one’s physical well-being is, unfortunately, very easy to do. Individuals who take time to sleep, eat right, exercise and take stock of their emotional state are better prepared to maintain a sense of calm during the storm.
Being prepared to discuss and negotiate marital assets is also important. Those who know about all financial accounts and property will be in a better position to know what to request during property division. While discussing money tends to be an emotionally charged topic, this is another area where keeping emotions to the side can help each spouse negotiate terms that are fair for everyone.
The ability to negotiate effectively can certainly go a long way in producing a settlement that doesn’t take a massive toll on individual finances and reduces overall stress during the process. Illinois couples working through a divorce may feel the ups and downs that naturally come with the situation, but there is hope and light at the end of the tunnel. Maintaining control of emotions will help in the ability to make levelheaded decisions; allowing both parties to move forward, better prepared for the future.
Source: The Huffington Post, “5 Ways to Take Control of Your Divorce Before It Takes Control of You“, Cheryl and Joe Dillon, April 21, 2014
Maintaining control during Illinois divorce proceedings