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Filing for divorce after decades of marriage

All sorts of issues can arise during the process of divorce, such as a disagreement over child custody or stress regarding the division of property. However, the emotional toll of divorce should not be overlooked and divorce can be particularly difficult for those who have been married for decades. Sometimes, people in this position may also be elderly, which can make the end of marriage especially hard. Our firm knows how tough splitting up with a spouse can be after so many years and we believe that you should do all you can to protect your future.

Things to consider before filing for divorce

Many married couples in Oregon file for divorce for varying reasons. No matter how unhappy you are and ready you feel to leave, there are some things you should take into consideration before filing your divorce papers. You should look past the relief and excitement you feel at the thought of closing this chapter and moving on so you can plan and improve the quality of your post-divorce life. 

Steps to keeping divorce peaceful and productive

Each year, many Oregon couples resort to divorce as an option to reduce tensions, disagreements and stress associated with deteriorating relationships. While it is never convenient and rarely peaceful from start to finish, couples can take proactive steps to keep proceedings as productive and drama-free as possible.

Several benefits of divorce mediation

Oregon couples who are thinking about filing for divorce should consider the benefits of resolving their differences through mediation. Although they may be ready to hurry through the process so they can move on with their lives and start over, careful consideration to all aspects of their situations is necessary to help them achieve the best outcomes and protect themselves from the stress and strain it can put on their lives. According to Prevention.com, divorces can affect a person’s emotional and physical health. Mediation can help couples to finalize their divorces faster than litigation. 

Common mistakes made in a divorce

There are common mistakes that are made over and over in divorces involving Oregon couples. According to the Huffington Post, a top mistake is not understanding the legal process or the procedures involved. This means not knowing that there are options other than fighting it out in court, such as mediation, which can make it much easier to come to amicable decisions, or not understanding the details about child custody and support.

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