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Expressing anger may not help New York divorce cases

While going through divorce, New York residents may experience various emotions. While these feelings are not necessarily uncommon, parties may wish to ensure that they are able to reign in their anger or other negative emotions in order to proceed more quickly and smoothly. If an individual holds on to anger to use against his or her spouse during divorce proceedings, the case could become prolonged.

Anger can, at times, cause an individual to lash out or act in a way that he or she might not normally have behaved. When this happens during a divorce, a person could end up arguing against terms just for argument's sake. As a result, court proceedings could last longer than possibly necessary, and while one may think the actions make the case more difficult for the other party, that individual may also become emotionally drained. 

There are certain aspects of a divorce in which it may be warranted for an individual to put up a fight. Child custody and property division can often cause tension, but choosing which battles are worth contesting could be a wise way to handle the proceedings. If a person is able to realize what is most important, he or she may be more willing to let smaller issues slide in order to move forward.

Divorce can be difficult for any individual, and people are not always adept at holding back their emotions. However, if New York residents learn more about the divorce process and what they could face as their cases move forward, they may be better able to prepare. Information on divorce options and consulting with an experienced divorce attorney could help interested parties discover strategies that could help them achieve a fair and lasting settlement.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Tips for Coping With Divorce-Related Anger", Jane Zatylny, Oct. 29, 2015

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