Anyone in the middle of a divorce in Little Rock knows how emotionally devastating a divorce can be. Whether it is a dispute over custody or the sorrow that comes with a relationship ending, in the moment divorce feels like it will never end. The good thing, however, is that it will. The process of divorce will eventually be over and each individual spouse will be able to heal and learn from the process. Thought it may sound too good to be true to most people in Arkansas, eventually everyone will be OK.

One of the most important things to keep in mind while going through a divorce is that even though your attorney seems like his or her priorities are out of line when he or she insists on getting a fail division of property, the lawyer is really just making sure you will be able to support yourself in the future. Your lawyer understands how important your child is and knows you want as much custody as possible, but unless there is strong evidence to support sole custody, it is unlikely there will be much leeway in who gets custody.

It is very important, however, that your lawyer work to split up both assets and debts equitably. It would be just as devastating to have wasted all your time and energy on getting a few extra hours with the kids while your former spouse walks away with all of the most valuable pieces of marital property. Your lawyer’s responsibility is to look out for your short-term and long-term goals.

Divorce is certainly difficult, but that difficulty need not last forever.

Source: The Huffington Post, “Pearls of Wisdom: The Perfect ‘Annivorceary’ Gift,” Christina Pesoli, Oct. 20, 2012

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