When couples decide to marry, it suddenly seems as if every family member, friend and colleague feels the need to pass along advice for the road ahead. For better and for worse, most people do not react in the same way to news that a couple has decided to divorce. In a way, this can be a relief as unwelcome advice can be taxing when given during an already emotionally fraught time. However, some helpful advice can be welcome when individuals are trying to navigate their ways through the divorce process.
If both divorce attorneys and individuals who have survived the divorce process were to give newly divorcing couples advice, what would it be? Each divorce is unique, so no advice fits every situation. However, there are some tips that one should consider when contemplating divorce or newly approaching the process.