The moment when Colorado spouses decide to end their marriage is often one that is heavily loaded. It may have taken a long time to come to the realization, and even longer to bring it up. Or, perhaps, it came out suddenly, taking partners by surprise in the heat of the moment. No matter how they came to the decision to get a divorce, the process itself takes some time -- and that is not always a bad thing.
Hollywood celebrity couple, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, separated back in the fall of 2016. With six children together, ranging in ages from nine to 16, there are major child custody issues. That is not to mention the significant assets, both film stars will need to divide and distribute. Today, a year and a half later, the couple's divorce is not yet final.
Perhaps too often, a longer divorce process is automatically associated with acrimonious disputes and aggressive litigation. In the case of Pitt and Jolie though, the relationship is reportedly amicable. The two work together to coordinate their filming schedules so that the children can live with Jolie and have visitation with Pitt. The couple recently sought extra time to continue negotiating a settlement outside of the public spotlight, which was approved by the court.
Taking time with a divorce can equate to distance from the heated emotions surrounding the moment at which the actual decision was made. With that distance, spouses may find they are able to approach the necessary legal questions with a clearer mind and a focus on the future.
Source: People, "Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Continue Private Talks as They Work Out Divorce Settlement," Mike Miller, Feb. 7, 2018