An amicable divorce is often considered the thing to strive for when your marriage ends. No one wants an all-out war, and most people hope their divorce will proceed smoothly and rapidly, ending the pain and allowing everyone to move forward. Perhaps the best way to understand what an amicable divorce is, is to consider what it does NOT include:
- Speaking badly about each other to your kids.
- Interfering with each other’s time with the kids.
- Hiding assets.
- Giving in on things that really matter to you because you feel like you shouldn’t stand up for yourself.
- Assuming everything your spouse tells you is true or believing everything he or she suggests is fair without verifying it for yourself.
- Using only one attorney and failing to get personal independent legal advice for yourself.
- Always feeling happy, hopeful, joyous, or positive.
- Being afraid to speak up for yourself when you feel you’re being treated badly or unfairly.
- Agreeing to things just to get the divorce over with faster.
- Avoiding making payments or transferring assets as agreed.
- Destroying assets or items of sentimental value.
- Believing you should be able to walk away with everything you want
- Refusing to compromise
- Using children as leverage or negotiating tools
- A lack of respect for the other spouse
The skilled attorneys at the Sampair Group are here to guide you through an amicable divorce in Maricopa County, Arizona. Call us today to schedule an appointment.