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Keeping divorce conflict to a minimum 

On Behalf of | Oct 16, 2022 | Collaborative Divorce

Sometimes, only the negative aspects of divorce are looked at. While it’s true that most divorce cases come with challenges, these can be overcome. Divorce is also an opportunity for both spouses to make a fresh start, and perhaps even get along better post-divorce. 

One way to ensure that this happens is to reduce the amount of conflict that occurs during the separation. This can be easier said than done but the following tips should help. 

Focus on the future 

The relationship has reached its conclusion and there is no going back. This means that it’s better for both parties to focus on the present and future, rather than what went wrong. If children are involved, then it can be beneficial for both parents to prioritize their needs above all else. The well-being of the child is something that both parents can find typically common ground on. 

Watch your conduct online 

Social media has brought the world closer together in some ways. People can communicate with one another instantly wherever they are located in the world. Online platforms have their drawbacks though- they are notorious for instigating arguments. An argument sparked over an online comment is the last thing you need when going through a divorce. Think very carefully about what you are saying and posting. Remember, the family court will be looking closely at your lifestyle and parental ability during divorce proceedings. The same goes for your spouse. 

Consider a collaborative approach

Collaborative family law has become increasingly popular over the years. This approach allows both spouses to find amicable solutions. To find out if this is an option in your case, make sure you seek some legal guidance.