High-asset divorces are often fraught with conflict, but this doesn’t mean that you have to deal with a high-stress situation. One reason why it is often difficult for people to reduce the stress they experience during a divorce is because they haven’t actually accepted the fact that the marriage is over. It can be especially hard to accept the end when the marriage was lengthy or when there are children involved.

Your primary focus when you are going through a split shouldn’t merely be on things. Yes, the property division aspect of the process is important. However, you should put more emphasis on protecting your emotions and mental state during the divorce. Think about how much fighting for assets impacts the quality of your life. Ideally, you will make a list of which assets you truly want so that you can strategize to keep those in the settlement.

If you have children with your ex, they will be affected by the way that you handle the divorce. If you are able to keep things amicable, they will notice that and it might help them feel more secure that both parents will be around to support them. Remaining respectful to your child’s other parent during the divorce can also set the stage for how the parenting relationship will go as the kids grow up.

Being able to accept differences in opinion that come with the end of a marriage is also beneficial. Whether you think that your ex will behave in an appropriate manner or try to manipulate every aspect of the divorce, be sure that you prepare yourself for the worst so that you aren’t stressed out trying to figure out how to handle these circumstances.