How To Handle Divorce Amicably and Respectfully

How To Handle Divorce Amicably and Respectfully

People go through a lot when they are getting a divorce. It can be financially devastating, emotionally trying, and overall extremely exhausting. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are ways you can make the divorce as civil as possible for you and your spouse, by embracing cooperation and communication. Here is a list of some steps you can take to make your divorce less contentious than you imagined.

Ellis Legal Group is Dedicated to Reducing the Stress of Divorce

Have you been served with divorce papers? Do you feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to turn or what to do next? Connect with a family lawyer to learn about the divorce process and your rights as an individual in a marriage.

To get you started on the right track, read the following article so you can be in the right mindset as well as plan to have the divorce process go smoothly as possible.To find the support you need contact a family lawyer from Ellis Legal Group by calling 403-879-1635 or book a consultation online.

Are You Trying To Settle Your Divorce Peacefully? Keep these tips in mind

Put the needs of your children & family above all

There are few things more stressful and heart-wrenching than divorce. Especially when you have spent years building a life together and raising children. Parents who are proceeding through divorce should try their hardest to prioritize their children keeping in mind their protection, safety, care, and well being. Children are the innocent casualties of divorce and the divorce lawyers at Ellis Legal Group work hard to ensure that your children are a top priority throughout the entire process.

Agree to work through the process blame-free and shame-free

There are many reasons for why a marriage could break down. Some of these reasons are beyond our control or at least cannot be undone. If both partners agree that the marriage should end, there is little benefit to continuing the arguments of the past.

No one involved wants this process to be any more stressful or emotionally exhaustive than necessary. Reduce the potential for tension by agreeing to not point fingers and keep the blaming or shaming to a minimum. Allow for the process to be straightforward by treating each other with respect while terms of the divorce are finalized by your divorce lawyers.

Understand the impact & ramifications of filing for divorce

Filing for divorce will create significant and permanent change to your personal life. The outcome of divorce can affect all areas of your life including:

  • ownership and valuation of financial assets
  • which benefits and expenses can be claimed when you file taxes
  • updating records of surname and marital status at your ancillary institutions
  • when or how often you can spend time with your children

Divorce will impact many areas of your life. Speaking with a family lawyer can help you understand the changes that will come and ensure you can make the best decisions for yourself and your family.


Work towards consensus by cooperating & being honest

Another best practice that can reduce the feelings of apprehension or rigidity is committing to being as transparent about your situation as possible. Parties that demonstrate mutual cooperation during a divorce case may oftentimes resolve their case faster and spend less money on legal fees compared to parties that sweep details under the rug by omitting important information relevant to the divorce.

For example, trying to hide unknown assets or lying about your income is counterproductive and will ultimately cost you more than if you honestly reveal everything that is required of you during the divorce proceedings.

The truth will set you free so committing to being honest about any relevant details will increase the chances that your divorce ends harmoniously and reduces the chance for negative financial impact on your assets resulting from divorce.


Explore all the avenues of resolution

Mediation and arbitration are completely viable and effective alternatives for racing a divorce settlement. But, if you reach an impasse in your attempts to resolve the matters this way, partner with a knowledgeable and experienced family lawyer to help you navigate through the complexities of court action.

Cooperation and Communication Can Make Your Divorce as Painless as Possible

Divorce doesn't have to be as painful as you expect. When both parties work together toward a mutually agreeable outcome - avoiding conflict and focusing on cooperation - divorce can proceed without hateful, drawn out actions . It can be easier than you imagine if you approach divorce with the right mindset and attitude.

A family lawyer from Ellis Legal Group can help facilitate negotiations while keeping the needs of your family at the forefront. Contact us to book a consultation or call our office at 403-879-1635 for more information.


Q: What is the fastest way to settle a divorce case?
A: There is no magic formula or one size fits all solution, but it will make the process go by easier if you’re able to communicate clearly and respectfully. In general, the fastest way to settle a divorce is to negotiate and mediate the terms between you and your partner before finalizing the procedure with a family divorce lawyer.

Q: How much will my divorce cost?
A: Every divorce is different with unique assets to be divided, family dynamics to be resolved, and child custody arrangements to be negotiated. Arrange for a complimentary consultation with our family law team and we can help you understand the costs of your anticipated divorce.

Our Practice is Dedicated to Family Law

Our Practice is Dedicated to Family Law

Let us be your greatest asset during times of family transition. Ellis Legal Group takes a client-centered approach by educating our clients on family law, guiding you through a range of legal options, and customizing solutions to meet your unique needs. Being client-centered also means we do everything in a caring and supportive manner and with the utmost professionalism and integrity. Serving Calgary, Okotoks and surrounding areas.

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Divorce, separation, entering a marriage or common-law relationship, and planning your estate are significant, and sometimes traumatic, life transitions. Let us provide you with the information and support you need to plan for your best future. 

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