I was recently invited to collaborate on an expert panel and share some insights on how to prepare for divorce and keep it peaceful. Here is what I added: The experience of a peaceful divorce does not happen by chance or by accident. It is a choice that you make and the good news, even in divorce, is that you have a choice. Here are a few tips to help you choose peace over war when getting divorced: 1. Choose a process, don't let the process choose you. While many people think litigation is the only option in divorce, there are many process options that can be tailored to your family's needs. Mediation, collaborative law, and outside-of-court attorney negotiation are all more flexible options than court. Learn about all the options before you choose one. 2. Preferences before positions. It is a common mistake to jump to conclusions about what you want before you have all the information. Instead of saying "I want the house" or "I think this mu
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