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The Benefits of a Collaborative Divorce: Part 1

The end of a marriage is often a very emotional, complex and difficult event in life. Married couples in Ohio understand that dissolution can often lead to heightened emotions and even more disputes. Although some divorces are messy and devastating, this is not the route upon which all couples need to embark. An amicable dissolution can be achieved through mediation or a collaborative divorce. This helps the divorcing couple reach mutual and agreeable terms while going through the process in a peaceful manner.

When Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband decided to end their 10-year-marriage, the couple coined their split a "conscious uncoupling." . An amicable divorce can help foster communication and mutual values. This is essential when divorcing couples have children. A peaceful separation can help them keep family traditions and develop long-term plans regarding their children, such as spending time together during holidays.

Making a smooth transition can be possible and a collaborative divorce can provide the couple with the platform to communicate effectively, establish what they want in the process and how things will be post-divorce. Even though a couple is not able to remain together in marriage, divorced spouses can still remain significant and important people in each other's lives.

The divorce process is still not an easy one to get through. Even when the divorcing couple is able to set aside differences and come together to work things through in a civil manner, it can be a lengthy process. A divorce requires some serious decisions, and divorcing couples who are unable to reach an agreement should understand their options. This can help them work for the best interests of everyone involved.

Source: New York Post, "Divorcing couples follow Gwyneth's lead and 'consciously uncouple'," Kate Storey, May 27, 2014

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