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How to reduce conflict during divorce

On Behalf of | May 21, 2023 | DIVORCE - Divorce

The romantic relationship between you and your spouse just didn’t work out, and a divorce is on the horizon. While you may not have romantic feelings toward your spouse anymore, you also do not wish them any harm.

Traditionally, divorce has been viewed as an adversarial process, and this is something that is troubling you. Thankfully, your divorce doesn’t have to evolve in this way. In fact, more and more couples are starting to realize that the less conflict that occurs during divorce, the more efficient the process will be. Outlined below are a few ways that you can reduce the conflict in your divorce.

Find common ground

If you have children, the top priority for both of you will be to ensure that they do not suffer. Their parents divorcing presents a big change for them, and a high-conflict separation can be very traumatic. If you and your spouse can put your personal differences to one side and focus on the children, not only will this benefit them, but it will also help to reduce the tension in your divorce.

Don’t rush

It’s only natural to want the divorce process to reach its conclusion. However, you need to work at a pace that doesn’t negatively impact your well-being. If you and your spouse are both in agreement that the differences in your marriage are irreconcilable, then you can pursue an uncontested divorce. You may also want to look into more collaborative approaches, which can be kept out of the courtroom, meaning that you can go at a speed that suits you. The last thing you want to do is become overwhelmed by timescales or reach a settlement that doesn’t meet your needs.

It’s almost certainly going to be better for all parties if conflict can be reduced during you divorce. Having sound legal guidance can help to facilitate this goal.