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  • Writer's pictureMairead Molloy

Dos and Don'ts of Divorce

The Good Divorce Guide.

The ‘friendly’ split is not just reserved for the rich and famous. With the right advice it can be a lot easier, less expensive and much kinder to your heart..

💑 First sort your head and your heart out. Don’t get lawyers involved in your emotional mess.

🤦‍♀️Don't start working on points of principle and red lines - begin with an open mind. If you go in with ‘over my dead body attitude’ all you will do is cause litigation and end up with less in the end.

💶Take advise early and settle as quick as possible to avoid unnecessary costs.

⚖️Try your very best not to go to court, it is too stressful and too expensive. But if it fails and you do end up in court don't expect there to be a winner. You still have to live after the divorce and the judge knows that you will still have to be a family - just in a different way.

🤔Sort out who you can reply on in terms of emotional, legal, parental and financial advice and choose your friends wisely.

💡Stay in control by setting a timeline and a budget. Agree legal and professional fees keeping a firm hold on how things go and not letting things get out if control.

👊Get firm proper written down legal advice. This is crucial.

🤝Moving on think about your post divorce relationship - how do you see that panning out especially if there are kids involved.

🤯When we are having a bad time we are psychologically capable of acting out of character, don’t - don't settle for anything less that what is fair to you.

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