To go through a divorce amicably may sound like a dream come true to some people. Lucky for you, it is a dream come true.
If you want a seamless trip, however, Forbes has suggestions for how to stay peaceful.
Do not lose sight of your goals
If you and your spouse can agree on your goals, this is a great first step. After a divorce, it may feel like you have nothing in common with your ex. However, you should not try to upstage him or her. Keep children as the top priority and if the two of you need to work towards a resolution, it can be private.
Remain open to divorce options
There are several options that you can use to your advantage when looking into the divorce process. The first and most important option is divorcing through mediation. Mediation can help you and your spouse come together. Another option for divorce is collaborative divorce.
Stay respectful of your former partner
To hang onto mutual respect is not always easy. If your divorce was rocky at best or if you still have hurt feelings due to the nature of the breakup, you may find this step to be the hardest.
If you can remain civil and if you go into the divorce proceedings calmly, you are more likely to settle the case quickly. A tumultuous court battle takes a long time and may become more stressful and emotional as time wears on. You, your former spouse and the lawyers sign a participation agreement that allows you and your partner to maintain privacy and to prioritize your children.