Is it Possible to Achieve a Low-Conflict Divorce?

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You cannot control how others act, but you can control your emotions and how you react to adversities. This is important life advice, and it is especially useful as you undergo a divorce. Continue reading to learn how to achieve a low-conflict divorce and how one of our experienced attorneys at our Suffolk County divorce law firm, the Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C., can navigate you through the process ahead.

How can I achieve a low-conflict divorce?

Given, a divorce with little to no conflict is rare. But rest assured, it is still possible. Read the following tips to learn how you and your spouse can execute a low-conflict divorce:

  • Be accepting: while this is not the best situation to be in, ultimately you must come to terms with it. This will make the process much easier, as you will alleviate some of your anger and denial when doing so.
  • Be a flexible thinker: evidently, low conflict is not possible if there is no flexibility or willingness to compromise. So, you must go into your negotiations knowing that you will have to sacrifice some things to reach a happy medium.
  • Be in control of your emotions: it is normal to have strong emotions and have the urge to act on them during your proceedings. However, doing so can have a negative impact. So instead, you should identify healthy coping mechanisms to process your emotions in the best way possible.
  • Be willing to communicate: while you and your spouse may not be on the best of terms, communication is nonetheless vital in your proceedings. With this, try your best to put your feelings aside and talk in a neutral tone. If you need backup, employing a mediator may help lessen the tension.
  • Be patient: it is understandable to feel misunderstood or disrespected during a divorce. These feelings are valid, so you should be patient and reassure yourself that you and your spouse will eventually reach the best possible resolution.
  • Be mindful of your children: if you have children in the middle of this, you have to remember that their best interests come first when finalizing your divorce terms. Also, during the process, it is best if they see their parents acting respectfully toward each other.

If you require more advice, plus a support system during this time, do not hesitate in consulting with a skilled Suffolk County divorce & separation attorney today.


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