Keep Your Expectations in Check During a Divorce
When it comes to divorce, it’s important to remain as realistic as possible. There likely will never be a circumstance in which you get everything you want. Divorce is very much a give-and-take sort of process, with a lot of compromising and negotiating required. In fact, an unwillingness to compromise may not be in your best interests.
It’s also worth remembering that there are certain aspects of your divorce in which what you want or hope to get does not really matter at all. With child custody and visitation time, the standard is always going to be what is in the best interests of the child — not what’s in the best interest of a parent or which parent wants it more.
Alimony is another area in which you should manage your expectations. Even if you feel you were wronged by your spouse, you should know that alimony is not considered a punitive tool. Instead, the idea behind alimony is to help both spouses become self-sufficient financially and to at least partially close any significant income gaps between the two.
An attorney can help
There are still some steps you can take to get the best possible outcome from your divorce, even if you cannot ultimately get everything you want. Your divorce attorney can work with you to develop a sound strategy while also keeping your expectations in check.
To get the strong legal representation you need during a divorce, meet with a skilled Long Island family law attorney at Bryan L. Salamone & Associates.