Many times, when you think of the word “divorce,” you do not imagine the word “civil” being added to the phrase. While a divorce is a legal proceeding, this does not mean that it has to be a long, brutal and expensive process. The large majority of divorces are concluded with the parties reaching an agreement the settles the case. The goal of both parties should be an equitable settlement of their disputes. It takes both sides to agree to settle the divorce, which means civility between the parties is important. It is hard to settle divorces when one or both parties hare constantly at war with one another. Sometimes real disputes exist that are not easy to resolve. Lowering the rancor between the parties, however, will help resolve even the most complex case.
Benefits of a “Civil” Divorce
There are many benefits of opting for a “civil” divorce. A few of these include:
- A quicker process – If you and your spouse can agree on all or most of the issues you will have to resolve, the divorce will not take nearly as long as a hotly contested divorce.
- Less expensive – The more you and your spouse can agree on reduces the amount of work your attorneys will have to do on your behalf. This reduces the length of the divorce process can significantly reduce the cost of the divorce.
Keeping The Divorce “Civil” Can Be Hard
A divorce is not an easy process. There are many reasons people get divorced. Sometimes there is substance abuse, infidelity, neglect, physical abuse, or emotional abuse. The events causing the divorce can make it very difficult to maintain any level of civility. It is not easy, but maintaining civility will help resolve the divorce and let you move on more quickly.
Many issues will come up during the divorce that can cause a breakdown in civility by one or both parties. Some of the most comment issues include:
These topics can be challenging to talk about, and when you and your spouse are going through a divorce, resolving these issues can lead to considerable rancor. An important point to keep in mind is that rancor can make it more difficult to resolve the divorce, which will probably increase the cost of the divorce process.
Talk to a Skilled Chicago Divorce Attorney Right Away
When you’re contemplating a divorce, it is advisable to speak with an experienced attorney who can help guide you through the process. Determining if you can move forward with a “civil” divorce. At The Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C. our legal team is dedicated to excellence and service, and we look forward to helping you through this difficult time. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.