Some Nebraskans who go through divorces view the process in terms of winners and losers. It is important for them to understand, however, that no one wins in divorces. It is better for people to approach their divorce cases with their focuses on the future rather than on the past.

When people meet with their divorce attorneys and certified financial planners, they should be prepared to ask them important questions about their finances, whether they can close joint accounts, how they might divide assets in a way that will protect them the most and whether or not they should keep their homes or downsize to smaller residences.

People should also ask themselves how they are doing emotionally and whether they are approaching their divorces logically. They should take the necessary time to prepare before they file their petitions so that they can order their credit reports, gather all of their important financial documents and set up their own credit cards and bank accounts. It may be much easier to do these things before filing for divorce than it might be after the process is underway.

The end of a marriage may be fraught with emotional conflict, but it is important for people to try to step back and instead look at their divorces through a more logical lens. An experienced divorce lawyer may assist clients with taking more logical approaches to the issues in their cases. This may facilitate the negotiation process and make it likelier that protracted litigation might be avoided. In most cases, people end up being much happier when they are able to negotiate settlement agreements instead of engaging in bitter litigation and allowing the courts to make the decisions for them.