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The Doctors welcome celebrity divorce attorney Laura Wasser, who has negotiated the divorces of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, and Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, to discuss her tips on surviving a divorce.
"People get extremely emotional when they are going through a divorce. It is devasting, it is frustrating, it is scary," she says, explaining that often feelings of sadness and fright are in involved. She feels that if you can remove those emotional elements from the business of a divorce you will be in a much better position to handle the process.
She says she tries to encourage her clients to remember the love they once had in their relationship when things get to a point of anger during the separation, especially if there are children involved.
Laura, who is also the founder of the online divorce resource It's Over Easy, says that she is not sure if there is ever a "good divorce," but feels the process can be easier and simpler when done online. She says that she hopes the online service she created will help people of all types of income levels go through the divorce process in a more cost-effective and amicable way.
She goes on to explain that often parents begin a divorce saying they want what is best for their children, but often the kids are used as pawns in the split. She says it helps to discuss what works best for you and your former partner and to remember that custody can always be modified. She also notes that most judges prefer children to spend equal amounts of time with both parents.
Laura tells The Doctors she feels the main reason people split is due to the couple growing apart over the years and not communicating as they are growing apart. As for divorcing with dignity, Laura says showing respect and consideration during the difficult process can lead to a better co-parenting and post-divorce relationship.