When a Colorado couple chooses to divorce, the effects that it can have on their close family and friends are often great and varied. For those who wish to divorce in such a way that maintains their family unit and allows for a less turbulent transition into their new home life, working with an attorney through the divorce process could help.

As terrible as it can be to have your name plastered all over the tabloids, it is perhaps even worse when it is about your split from your significant other. And smack in the middle of the holiday season. Bethany Frankel, formerly of the hit show The Real Housewives of New York, and her husband, Jason Hoppy, were reported to have released a statement regarding their impending untying of the knot. Their statement covers their decision and wishes for their two-year-old daughter.

For two people to divorce and be able to have a civil – even friendly in some cases – relationship afterward is not something that many people think of when they hear about a divorce. For Frankel and Hoppy, working together to parent their child and continue to be partners in that respect after they separate appears to be their hope.

Coloradans who are interested in learning about the different ways to go about a divorce could benefit from working with a family law client who focuses on efficient and supportive legal representation. Understanding your options as you go forward with a separation can help you to ensure that your assets, custody arrangements and divorce settlement remains amicable and is set within an agreement all parties can be comfortable with.

Source: eonline.com, “Bethany Frankel and husband Jason Hoppy break up, announce they’ve called it quits,” Marc Malkin, Dec. 23, 2012