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New Hampshire Divorce Lawyers on How to Achieve an Amicable Settlement

An article in The Huffington Post points out how husbands manage to make foolish moves during a divorce process that could put them in hot water:

Divorce can be the emotional equivalent of a roundhouse right as the former object of your affection becomes the target of your ire. Justified or not, hate can turn to anger and anger can make you do things you once thought unimaginable...

Fathers are susceptible to dumb mistakes during the divorce process -- mistakes that drain their pocketbooks, hurt their relationships with their kids, and wreak havoc in every corner of their lives. Just because "dumb" and "dad" both start with the letter "D," doesn't mean you have to be that guy. It's time to wise up, dads!

New Hampshire is one of several states that allow for no-fault and at-fault divorces. Recent national data puts the Granite State at No. 16 in the list of U.S. states and territories with a high divorce percentage, at 12.2%. If you have reached the end of your once-beautiful marriage, credible New Hampshire divorce lawyers such as those at Upton and Hatfield can guide you to an amicable parting of ways. Here are some important points to keep in mind:

Adopt a Plan

To prepare for a divorce, you should form a clear “game plan” with your legal counsel, focusing on the after-effect of the divorce on your children and your bank account. The reality of obligations, such as alimony and child support, will start to surface during the proceedings. It would be wise to discuss your financial situation with your lawyer.

Shorten the Fight

Divorcees will tell you that the process costs a lot, especially if you stretch the courtroom battle. Consult trained Portsmouth divorce lawyers on how to achieve a settlement with less fuss, particularly for issues rooted in irreconcilable differences. However, be careful with your conduct during proceedings; some courts can penalize you severely for inappropriate behavior.

What about the Kids?

If you have children, they will be caught in the crossfire of divorce. You have to put their best interests first in negotiations; it’s something you cannot avoid. You need to argue for adequate parenting time, and not just to lower child support. If divorce is the last option for you and their mom, then so be it, but do it with respect to them.

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(Source: 5 Dumb Mistakes Dads Make During Divorce and How to Avoid Them, Huffington Post, 13 February 2014)

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