3 Tips for a Low-Conflict Divorce | Here’s What You Need to Know

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No spouses imagine that they will one day get divorced. Unfortunately, this time comes for roughly 50 percent of all married couples, and in most cases, it’s far from pleasant. That said, there are ways to mitigate the amount of stress, arguing, and conflict in your divorce. Please continue reading our tips for having a low-conflict divorce and give an experienced Nassau County divorce lawyer from our firm a call today to learn more.

Tips for Having a Low-Conflict Divorce

Getting divorced is almost always stressful, but there are certain things you can do to have a low-conflict divorce. They are as follows:

  1. Ignore any angry calls, texts, or social media posts from your spouse. Though it can be tempting to respond to angry calls or text, especially in the heat of the moment, it’s almost always a bad idea to do so. Even if your spouse disparages you on social media and you just want to defend your reputation, it’s a bad idea to respond. Courts look down on this sort of behavior and you can count on text messages, recorded phone calls, or social media posts being used as evidence in court. By ignoring this behavior and not taking the bait, you will almost certainly improve your chances of reaching a positive outcome.
  2. Focus on yourself and your children, not your spouse. Of course, this also can be very difficult. However, if you’re getting divorced, you probably have a good reason for it and there’s no changing something you don’t like about your spouse now. Instead, you should focus on you and your child’s needs, your future, and how to best start the next chapter of your life.
  3. Do your best to keep your emotions in check. The most important thing anyone going through the divorce process must do is keep their emotions in check. Of course, this is far easier said than done, but if you can, it will save you a great deal of energy in the long run. Further, though divorce is an emotional process, remaining as cool and collected as possible will only work to your benefit. Further, your children will respond far more positively to seeing you and your spouse remain civil.


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