Wyoming residents who are at the end of their marriages often lean on family and friends for support during this challenging and emotional time. More than likely, they know at least one other person who has been through a divorce and, with good intentions, will attempt to tell the friend or loved one starting the process how it will go. The problem is that no two divorces are exactly the same, and it would be a mistake to think so.

If you are in this position, that other person’s experience may scare you into thinking that your divorce is going to be a nightmare or that if you cannot get along with your soon-to-be former spouse, that all is lost. That simply is not the case. No matter what your situation, the solutions that work best for your family can be found.

Whether you face straightforward negotiations, mediation or litigation, an attorney can provide you with invaluable advice and assistance. The best-case scenario for you may be a combination of methods depending on your circumstances. You may be able to easily reach an agreement regarding the custody of your children, but dealing with dividing your property could prove to be a challenge. You do not have to come to an agreement on every issue in order to benefit from out-of-court negotiations.

You have enough to deal with without thinking that you are not going through your divorce “correctly.” The fact of the matter is that what worked for someone you know may not work in your situation. Instead, you may want to focus on finding solutions that work best for your family. It may help you to sit down with a Wyoming family law attorney who can provide you with options tailored to your needs.