Can I Keep My Divorce Amicable?

Posted April 11th, 2014 by .

Categories: Family Law.

divorce amicable law offices of anthony carboneActress Gwyneth Paltrow made headlines recently when she described her divorce from Coldplay singer Chris Martin as “conscious uncoupling.” This phrase essentially means a mindful approach to ending a relationship that emphasizes constructive give-and-take over bitter arguments. Though some couples might be able to “uncouple,” many others will need an experienced Newark divorce lawyer who can help them through the trying process of ending a marriage.

Most couples hope for an amicable divorce. However, in his more than 25 years of practicing family law, Newark lawyer Anthony Carbone has seen few divorce cases end that easily. Processes like mediation can initiate honest discussions between the two parties, but difficult decisions involving property division, child custody, and other contentious issues can often lead to arguments and feelings of hostility.

Although divorce is rarely easy for separating spouses and their family, there are steps you can take to make the process less complicated, if not necessarily less emotionally trying:

  • Consult an experienced divorce attorney who will fight for the financial and parenting arrangements you deserve
  • Talk to your children about the divorce; listen to their concerns, answer their questions, and assure them that the separation isn’t their fault
  • Be honest and open during the pre-trial discovery process

If you’re having trouble coping emotionally with the divorce, speaking to a therapist might be able to help you decrease your anxiety during this uncertain time. A qualified lawyer can provide you with advice throughout the course of your case.

Please contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone or call 201-963-6000 today to schedule a consultation with our divorce lawyer. Mr. Carbone serves clients in or around Newark.

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