Many spouses come bearing the same question when they speak with their attorneys: How do I prevent my divorce from turning ugly? Unfortunately, in some cases, you may find that this is inevitable as you deal with child custody matters, split property, and so much more. This is why it is important to learn some ways to deal with the ugliest divorce and how you can both lessen the load on yourselves.
Tips to Avoid an Ugly Divorce
The first thing that you should always remember is that nobody is telling you to be best friends with your ex. You are in the middle of litigation, which you may see as a battle, but this doesn’t always mean that it has to be an active battle ground. You should always remember that every single thing you say to your ex, over the phone or in person, could be broadcast to the court and come back in your face. This is why you should always choose your words carefully and keep things short and to the point, because they will always work out for you. This also means cleaning up your online presence because your ex could use all of this against you, from showing pictures of you drunk at a party to other circumstances that could aggravate things in the courtroom.
The second thing that you must remember is that, sometimes, communicating properly can make things easier on both you and your ex. When you create good dialogue between you and your ex, you are curbing resentment because you are not making assumptions about their character or what they might have done. Sometimes, seeking the help of a therapist or mediator (those who are there for you and your spouse emotionally) could help.
If you are stressed out about the divorce, you should also think about yourself and your own needs. The divorce process can be difficult on you, which is why it is important to think about your diet, how to take care of yourself physically, and so much more during one of the most stressful times of your life.
Of course, it always helps to have an attentive attorney on your side through this sometimes-difficult process. If you need help with your divorce case and need your vital questions answered, contact us. We will walk you through the steps of divorce and how we can play an important role.