How to Get Through the Divorce Process

How to Get Through the Divorce Process

The divorce process can be an extremely difficult and gruelling time for everyone involved, but it doesn’t have to be as bad as one may assume. However, just because your marriage has broken down, it doesn’t mean that things have to get nasty. With the right approach taken by both parties, a lot of the negativity and stress can be eliminated.

If both parties can be understanding and agree to compromise when necessary a ‘good’ divorce can be achieved with minimal stress and animosity.

Here are some guidelines on what you should and shouldn’t do to achieve an amicable divorce:


  • Try Mediation

Mediation is an extremely helpful tool where you can discuss financial matters and/or children matters and come to an agreement in a relaxed environment with a third party on hand to help.

  • Provide Full Financial Disclosure

If one or both parties are not providing full, frank disclosure of their financial assets, this will only delay the process, causing unnecessary hurt and preventing everyone from moving forward.

  • Put The Children First

The children’s well-being will always be the top priority of the court when deciding financial matters in a divorce. Therefore, it is extremely important that you are putting your children before yourself.


  • Keep Communication Civil

Try to keep communication open, clear, and neutral, letting emotions get in the way will only hinder the process. If direct communication becomes unbearable, let the solicitors handle all communication.


  • Make Unfair Accusations

Making unfair accusations will only result in upsetting the other party, increasing the tension between the both of you, resulting in an emotional divorce process.

  • Avoid Responding to Court Orders

Avoiding responsibilities and commitments during the divorce proceedings will only prevent things from moving forward and keep legal fees to a minimum. Failing to provide information to the court will disrupt the process and reflect negatively on you.

  • Involve The Children

Try to leave the children out of the process as much as you can and remain positive throughout the process. Avoid putting them in situations which forces them to pick sides or painting the other party in a bad light.

It is beneficial to obtain legal advice from a specialist family law solicitor as they can help you through the process and provide you with all the necessary information you need to proceed through your divorce in the best way possible.

The key to a good divorce is remaining as amicable as possible with your partner and keeping communication polite throughout the divorce process.