Divorce is a complex issue, and if you are currently going through the divorce process, you are most likely looking to make it as low-conflict as possible. Please continue reading and speak with our California divorce attorneys for some tips on how to have a low-conflict divorce.
How to Have a Low-Conflict Divorce in California
Divorce is an emotional process, and if you are getting divorced, it may be because you and your spouse simply are too different from one another, or there may be certain other factors that contributed to the dissolution of your marriage. Regardless of the cause of your divorce, however, tensions may run high, which is why you should try to follow the following tips to make your divorce as low-conflict as possible:
- Accept your spouse and your situation: You cannot change your spouse, and you cannot change the past. This is why, regardless of the reason for your divorce, you should try to only focus on the present. At this point, trying to change your spouse will only bring more conflict into the situation.
- Communicate honestly and openly: Even if honest and open communication was not a part of your marriage, you should try and make it a part of your divorce, as doing so can also help move the process along as swiftly as possible and also avoid potential legal issues that may arise down the line.
- Manage your emotions: Of course, divorce is generally an emotional process, though the truth is, as long as you can, having a strictly pragmatic outlook on your divorce can help expedite the process and ensure that heated arguments do not arise. In many cases, seeking therapy or the advice of a very close friend can help.
- Consider compromising with your former spouse via mediation: If you and your spouse currently disagree on some of the terms of your divorce, though you believe you may be able to reach a compromise, you should strongly consider hiring a divorce mediator who can listen to both of your concerns and work to facilitate a civil conversation outside of a courtroom setting in an effort to reach a divorce settlement that works best for both of you.
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