By its very purpose, divorce doesn’t seem very amicable. It is the end result of a breakdown of a relationship, the end of a marriage or a partnership. This often comes with a lot of baggage, issues and disputes. But there is a strong case that if you want a quick divorce, then amicable is the best approach. So what does this really mean?
What amicable divorce means
When we think ‘amicable’ we tend to think ‘friendly’ and this is often something that’s really hard to achieve in a divorce. But when we talk about an amicable divorce, what we really mean is to make an easy divorce with as little emotion involved as possible. It isn’t easy but there are some clear benefits if you and your former partner can manage it.
The aim of an amicable divorce is to get those divorce forms into place and try to avoid going to court. Or if you do need to go to court, it is for something like a consent order that follows up and makes binding a separation agreement. This is the key to achieving a cheap divorce because most of the cost of the process involves legal fees when going to court.
Why amicable is better
Another big reason why the amicable approach is a winner for all involved is because it is far easier for any children involved. Many professionals take the view that if the mother or primary caregiver is okay, then the children are okay, but this is an oversimplification. Children take a lot from both of their parents so if things are strained and angry, they will pick up on this.
There’s no doubt that you will need help with divorce from a solicitor or legal professionals. But the more you can put into place amicably with your partner, the better for all involved. The less emotion involved in the process, the more rational the decisions. It is hard to do, but it is hugely beneficial for everyone involved.
Get the help you need
Key to amicable divorce is working with legal professionals who favour this approach. Sadly, some like the confrontational approach for whatever their reason. But here at The Divorce Manager, we aim for the amicable approach every time. We want you to get the most from your divorce but also to have as few emotional scars for you and your children as possible at the end of the process.
If you need help to achieve an amicable divorce, call The Divorce Manager on 0800 294 0452 or book with the link below.