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Is there a Good Way to Prevent Conflict During a Divorce?

Apr 03, 2014


Divorce comes with all types of negative things and can be very difficult on both parties. Conflict can be a huge part of the divorce, but there are ways to keep it to a minimum.

Avoiding conflict during divorce starts with hiring a good divorce attorney. Your attorney can take some of the conflict out of the situation with sound advice and by becoming a buffer for the situation. Here are a few other ways to help keep divorce conflict to a minimum.

Avoid the "Winning" Syndrome

Yes, Charlie Sheen is the one that said it, but many couples going through divorce said it first. They want to win the divorce and will stop at nothing to destroy the other person. This causes conflict, can make your divorce take longer and can leave you with serious regrets.

A better way to approach divorce is with a bit of a protective attitude. Instead of trying to win, protect your legal rights and your children, if there are kids going through the divorce with you. This will help to keep some of the conflict to a minimum.

Know your Legal Rights

An easy way to avoid specific conflicts is simply understanding your legal rights. When you have a strong grasp on your rights, you won't feel compelled to cause conflict unless absolutely necessary. This will also help you to avoid believing what your soon-to-be ex-spouse has to say, if it's wrong.

Using the Collaborative Divorce Process

Some divorce attorneys will urge their clients to go through the Collaborative Divorce Process. This is a good way to avoid conflict. This process helps to focus the process on the entire family and not just on one partner or the other. Decisions are made by the spouses instead of by the attorneys and judges.

If you think your divorce may turn into a high conflict situation, you may want to seek a skilled and compassionate divorce attorney. They can provide the right advice to ensure conflict is minimized during your divorce.



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