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New Jersey residents may hope for amicable divorce

Because divorce often comes about due to couples feeling as if they no longer have much in common or because they frequently argue, agreeing on divorce terms may seem impossible. Whether in New Jersey or elsewhere, if the parties decide from the beginning to do their best to remain amicable, they may have a greater chance of having a smooth process. In some cases, having parents who approached their divorce in such a manner could impact how a person handles his or her own divorce.

One woman in another state said that her parents had an amicable separation, and when it came time for her own divorce, she used her parents as an example. As a result, she entered into her case feeling that her proceedings could also be completed as pain-free as possible. Additionally, she wanted to work toward an agreeable divorce in order to set a good example for her own daughter as well.

Both parents wanted the child to feel secure and loved, which is an important aspect of any divorce. By keeping their child at the forefront, remaining civil may have been easier for them. Individuals who attempt to use children against the other parent or make negative remarks about the other parent in front of the child could rouse conflict. Such conflict could affect the divorce proceedings themselves and put a child in a difficult situation.

Because each divorce case is unique and some cases involve children while others do not, determining what choices could make for an amicable process can vary. New Jersey residents who are hoping to move forward with as little unnecessary conflict as possible may want to assess their personal situations in order to better understand where such conflict could potentially arise. Discussing their circumstances with an experienced family law attorney may allow them to gain valuable insight on how to move forward amicably and still reach desired outcomes. 

Source:, "How to have a good divorce", Rosanne Bowman, Feb. 3, 2016

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