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How the right attorney can protect you from your divorce emotions

By its very nature of dealing with the dissolution of a long-term, committed relationship, divorce is inherently complicated, difficult and emotional for most people. It is natural and understandable to have intense feelings about the end of your marriage, even if you know divorce is the best decision for you and your spouse.

Regret, anger and frustration can lead people to make problematic decisions during their divorce. Some of those decisions can have legal and financial repercussions. Working with an experienced Colorado divorce attorney is important for anyone considering divorce, but especially those who find themselves intensely emotional at the end of their marriage.

An attorney can guide you to rational decisions based on optimum outcomes

When emotions run the show, your divorce strategy will suffer. Instead of focusing on what will make you happiest or set you up for the best possible future, you may want to hurt your spouse as a way of repaying them for the emotional injuries they have caused you. You may also want to prove a point to your ex, even if it means using your assets or your children as the means of doing so.

Your emotional reactions can lead you to say and do things during divorce that can hurt your chances of success. From making you seem overly contentious and aggressive in custody proceedings to unnecessarily diminishing assets in the pursuit of an impossible outcome, there are many ways in which your strong feelings can hurt you.

Working with an attorney will usually involve setting your own priorities for divorce. From specific terms for the allocation of parental responsibilities to the continued possession of specific assets, your attorney can help you outline concrete and achievable goals that can inform every step of the divorce process.

An emotional person is easier to manipulate

If you have a naturally strong emotional reaction to issues, chances are pretty good that your spouse is well aware of that emotional volatility. They may very well attempt to use that against you as the divorce proceeds. They could manipulate you during negotiations or mediation, skewing the whole process in their favor. Representing yourself in a divorce with a manipulative person is usually an expensive mistake!

An attorney can help by providing insight into strategy and guidance. They can also handle negotiations and discussions on your behalf, thereby ensuring that an emotional response doesn't somehow undermine your overall strategy. Those with a manipulative ex should have that much more reason to work with an experienced legal representative.

An attorney can provide an intermediary for communications and a neutral opinion about your best options. They can also help you secure the best possible outcome to the end of your marriage.

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