You and your spouse are getting a divorce after many years together. You no longer get along romantically, but you’re both polite and cordial with each other when you’re together. When you suggested that a divorce might be the right path forward, your spouse agreed.
Now, you just want to make sure that this divorce is as simple and stress-free as possible. How can you do that? Consider these three tips.
- Talk to your attorney early on
One of the first things to do to keep your divorce as stress-free as possible is to talk to your attorney. Your attorney will give you information on the documents you need to collect, the paperwork you need to fill out and what to expect as you move forward. Your attorney can go over laws or regulations that might impact your divorce or the decisions that you make.
- Be respectful and reasonable
The next thing to remember is that respect goes a long way during divorce. Even if you and your spouse are on good terms, it’s still wise to be kind, respectful and reasonable with one another intentionally. If there is a dispute or something upsets you, try not to cause an argument. Instead, be willing to walk away and regroup. Don’t automatically dismiss what your spouse wants or is asking for, and don’t buy into the idea that your divorce has to be aggressive or conflicted.
- Consider mediation to resolve conflicts
In the case that you do have some concerns or disputes, consider mediation. Instead of continuing to go around in circles arguing with no real solution, it may be a better choice to let a professional help. A mediator will listen and help guide you both to a solution that works, so you can keep moving forward.
These are three tips that can help you keep your divorce stress-free and cordial. As you move forward, remember that this divorce may take some time and patience, but you will soon be on your way to your future without having to worry about your divorce any longer.