How Can I Achieve a Low-Conflict Divorce?

Undergoing a divorce can be a mix of anger, sadness, and other difficult emotions. But you must try your best to not let your emotions get the best of you so that you can have as little conflict as possible. Follow along to find out how you can achieve a low-conflict divorce and how one of the Hudson County family law attorneys at Greenberg & Walden, LLC, can serve as your mediator or any other form of support system during this difficult time.

How can I accomplish a low-conflict divorce?

Below is a comprehensive list of tips for how you and your spouse can conduct your divorce proceedings with little to no conflict:

  • Be accepting: although undergoing a divorce is a hard situation to be in, it makes it easier if you simply come to terms with it. This is because with acceptance comes the alleviation of any resentment or denial you may be feeling.
  • Be open-minded: although you may have your heart set on certain settlement agreements, it is best if you are still willing to compromise. This is because you will be less disappointed if you go into the situation being flexible and knowing that you will likely have to find a happy medium.
  • Be in control of your emotions: although heightened emotions are normal in this situation, you must not act on them. By being impulsive, you will let your emotions get in the way of your end goals. For help with processing your emotions, you should identify healthy coping mechanisms.
  • Be a good communicator: although you may not be on the best of terms with your spouse, it is pivotal that you allow the opportunity for open communication. And with this communication, you should speak in a neutral tone and refrain from speaking with your emotions. Typically, a mediator is hired to help lessen the hostility and conflict during these times of communication.
  • Be patient: it is understandable to feel misunderstood. In fact, you and your spouse may not be on the same page for a lot of decisions, and that is okay. It is important that you trust the process and do not let your frustration get the best of you.
  • Be focused on yourself: you cannot change how your spouse will act, but you can control how you act. Working on yourself can help you in your personal life and in your divorce proceedings.

The takeaway is that a low-conflict divorce likely means that you will spend less money on legal fees and less time battling in the courtroom setting. So overall, it will benefit you both emotionally and financially. If you require additional support, do not hesitate in reaching out to one of our talented attorneys at our boutique New Jersey Law Firm located in West New York.

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