Divorce is a heart-wrenching endeavor. You loved this person at some point; after all you agreed to marry them. However, now you have reached the end, and there is nothing more that can be done to salvage the relationship. Accepting the end of the marriage does not mean that it has to be acrimonious or contentious. Divorce can be amicable and may even improve your relationship with your ex-spouse moving forward. It all depends on how you choose to view your divorce.
In some cases, divorces can be fraught with stress and tension. And this can be especially true in the case of a high-asset divorce, where the stakes can be so very large. The tension is between you asserting control over the divorce and the divorce asserting control over you. The more contentious the litigation process, the more expensive it becomes for you and the more emotionally draining it is on your family and friends.
Remember that you are not the only one going through the divorce. Remember that you once loved your ex-spouse and that they are just as hurt as you are by the process. Don't forget to take their feelings into account, if for no other reason than to keep the process amicable and even less expensive.
But having an experienced family law attorney on your side may help reduce some of the tension that a divorce can bring to bear. You are already going through enough trying to disentangle your finances, lives, friends and family; you don't need to try to do this all on your own. Your attorney can offer advice regarding all available tools, including negotiated settlements and mediation. No doubt, divorce can be stressful, but by taking a steady approach you can work toward an amicable solution.