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Divorce need not create rivalry and bitterness between couples

There is a misconception among some people in Spokane, Washington, that there is no way a couple can survive a broken marriage and still maintain a healthy relationship with each other. It is true that a divorce can be a serious matter involving certain complexities such as division of assets, child support and spousal support. However, that does not necessarily imply that it is virtually impossible for two people to take care of all such complexities, perhaps with legal assistance, and part ways in a mutually amicable fashion.

A recent healthy trend seems to be catching on with divorced couples nowadays. Many are maintaining a healthy relationship with each other without displaying the animosity and bitterness that were once perceived as the hallmark of a divorce. On certain occasions, a truce may be for the benefit of the children involved. However, it has been exhibited by even childless couples who have gone through a divorce.

One of the key features of having such a post-divorce healthy relationship is to decide upon a peaceful and efficient mode of settling the procedural formalities that are involved in a divorce. It may happen that seeking advice from a legal professional in an early stage of the divorce may result in the couple ending up without having to suffer any long, drawn-out hostility between them.

Washington state, for example, sees its fair share of divorces every year. While some of them lead to unfortunate disputes over issues like child custody, child support, alimony, visitation rights and property division, it may be possible for some couples to reach a peaceful settlement without hostility. Having attorneys representing both spouses with their clients' best interests in mind may be a good way to achieve this goal.

Source: USA Today, "Ex-spouses can get along - and not just for the holidays," Sharon Jayson, Dec. 23, 2013

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