Ideally, one of the best ways to avoid an ugly divorce will be to have two lawyers on a case who are trying not to make it an ugly divorce. They should both counsel their clients on the benefits of avoiding ugliness and all of the benefits of making sure it’s not ugly, including the lower costs, the personal and emotional benefits and the benefit to the children among others. Aside from that, keeping your eye on the future and not the past helps people avoid ugliness.
One great way to avoid ugly is to understand that divorce is an extremely emotional experience, with situations that are sometimes complicated and contain facts that are difficult to deal with, and that means having an attorney that understands that spending time with the client is important, and not just the cheapest divorce attorney you can find. Someone who knows the situations and the law, and who can plan for the best possible outcome is important, and price shopping for a lawyer will probably turn your divorce into an ugly matter and is probably a big mistake.