Navigating a marital dissolution can be tricky no matter how long or short of a time two people have been married. This is true whether two divorcing spouses choose to go through divorce mediation or proceed to trial. Here is a glimpse at what those going through divorce in Pennsylvania can do to maintain their emotional and mental health during this process.

First, it is important that the two parties treat each other as fairly as possible when discussing how to divide debts and assets. In the heat of the moment, it is easy for feuding future exes to get caught up in securing more money, furniture or motor vehicles than the other party does. However, the reality is that in 10 years from now, those extra material possessions will not necessarily make either party any happier. What will make them happy is the fact that they stood up for themselves but, at the same time, were fair during the property division process.

Second, it is wise for divorcing parents to remember that even though they might not like each other anymore, their children have totally different relationships with each of their parents. For instance, just because a future ex cheated or cleaned out one’s bank account does not mean that he or she is a poor parent. When making decisions related to child custody, it is important to keep the best interests of the child in mind rather than trying to get revenge on the other parent.

Nothing about getting a divorce in Pennsylvania is easy. However, if two spouses can tackle their issues during divorce mediation, they may increase their chances of having a relatively amicable marital breakup. An attorney can provide the direction needed to complete the mediation process in the most personally favorable manner possible.