If you’re contemplating divorce, you already know that it’s one of the most difficult decisions you’ll ever make. However, as Milwaukee divorce attorneys, we can tell you one thing: if you can find a way to cooperate with your spouse during your divorce, you have a better chance of walking away with the things that are most important to you.
We’re not saying that you and your ex need to have an amicable divorce. What we are saying is that changing the way you look at divorce can save you quite a bit of heartache (and quite a bit of money in legal fees).
Changing the Way You Look at Divorce
Most people view divorce as if it’s a competition with a clear winner and a clear loser.
However, it’s not that simple.
If you look at divorce as a way to negotiate, which we might advise you to do, you may be able to make the entire process easier. If you focus on the big picture, you’ll be less inclined to fight over “little things” that don’t really matter in the long run.
For example, why would you choose to fight over who gets the china cabinet when what you’re really concerned about is the antique car you’ve been restoring for the past several years?
In the law’s eyes, divorce is a dissolution of a marriage contract. That means you can negotiate to get the most favorable outcome.
What Happens if You Can’t Cooperate?
If you and your ex cannot come to agreements when it comes to important aspects of your divorce, such as child custody and property division, you’re essentially forcing the judge in your case to make those decisions for you.
In order to make the right decision, the judge will need to hear quite a bit of information from both of you. Further, you will probably be asked to provide evidence that supports your claims regarding your disagreements. All of this makes your divorce take longer – and if you’re like most people, that’s the last thing you want.
Many things are worth fighting for, and no two cases are the same. If you need case-specific legal advice about your divorce, call us at 414-383-6700. You can also contact us online if it’s easier. Our talented team of Milwaukee divorce attorneys will be able to assist you in making the right decisions for your future.