How Can I Have a Low-Conflict Divorce?

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Divorce has a bad reputation for being a stressful and emotional process. However, this does not always have to be the case. Read on to discover how you can manage to have a low-conflict divorce and how a seasoned Nassau County contested divorce lawyer of Barrows Levy PLLC can help you in shifting this dynamic.

What are tips I can follow to have a low-conflict divorce?

Rest assured, there are key steps you can follow to lower conflict in your divorce. They read as follows:

  1. Ignore any angry messages: heated communication can occur via phone calls, text messages, emails, social media posts, etc. You may be tempted to respond in the heat of the moment, but doing so will just create more conflict. This is because the New York courts disfavor this sort of behavior, and you can bet that these forms of communication will be used as evidence in court. By ignoring these aggressive messages, or by, at the very least, responding neutrally, you will likely reach a more favorable outcome.
  2. Keep your emotions in check: seeking revenge in your divorce proceedings will not change the past, and it will only waste your time and money. So, do not be driven by emotion during these proceedings, as this will only work to your benefit.
  3. Stop trying to fix your spouse: obviously, you and your spouse are getting a divorce for a reason. So, at this point, there is no need to waste effort in changing something you do not like about your spouse. This energy will just perpetuate your conflict, so instead, you should channel this energy into modifying yourself into the best person that you can be.
  4. Prioritize your child’s best interest: inevitably, you and your spouse are going to have to work on how to be the best co-parents you can be. So, even though you have your differences with your spouse, your common goal should be to shield your child from conflict and do what is best for their current and future needs. Ultimately, your children will respond far more positively to seeing you and your spouse remain civil.

If you would like to receive more tips on how to establish a low-conflict divorce, do not hesitate in picking up the phone and speaking with one of the competent divorce attorneys in Nassau County today.


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