These are very stressful and very uncertain times. Social distancing, away from our extended family, or even close members of our family, homeschooling our kids while simultaneously working remotely, or even worse, having lost our jobs—is bad enough. Compound this with finding ourselves stuck inside, living 24/7 with our spouses and family, with no escape in sight. This makes for a combustible situation. This is nothing like we could have imagined!
So, is there any silver lining here?
Well, here is one. Since being proactive is the best thing that we can do with our time, which we never have in our “normal” New York lives, now is your chance to sit down and think. Think about the things that need to get done and how to prepare, so that you are best situated.
Contemplating Divorce? A KEY to a smoother divorce is to get organized and prepare.
If you are contemplating divorce, or have decided to get divorced, my advice is to take this opportunity to prepare. There are definite steps you can take to do so. Clearer thinking, as a result of being organized, as well as taking this time to choose the right professional to assist you in this process, will save you legal fees, time, and stress. Since you may have time now, you would be wise to take this time to organize yourself. Being organized is key.
First Step: Take the time to research the different processes of getting divorced.
There are better ways to get divorced than going through the horrors of litigating in court. These other processes will will help you avoid ever stepping foot in the courtroom! They are:
- Divorce Mediation
- Collaborative Divorce Practice
Whether involving very high net worth and/or complex issues, or relatively amicable situations, so long as you seek guidance from the appropriately experienced, well-trained and certified divorce mediator or collaborative attorney, you will reap the many benefits.
With my 20 years of experience and training in both divorce mediation and collaborative divorce, along with my degrees in Psychology and Law, I am uniquely qualified to handle cases of all complexities. Both of these divorce processes will result in solutions that will meet your interests and needs and help you move on with your lives peacefully and happily.
In my next articles, I will give you tips on just hot to prepare for your divorce and how to choose a divorce mediator/attorney or collaborative attorney, how to get organized, and what to consider regarding custody and parenting time and other issues.
Please feel free to give me a call, or email me. I am happy to discuss with you, the two different alternative, more peaceful processes, at no charge. You can also visit my website and obtain helpful information in this regard. www.sastowmediation.com