Some divorces are easier than others. However, not every couple is lucky enough to amicably dissolve their marriage. If you are going through a particularly contentious divorce, there are some steps you can take to get through it a little more smoothly. Continue reading for a list of helpful tips.
Getting Through a High-Conflict Divorce
High-conflict personalities tend to have certain similar traits, including a fixation with blaming others, unmanaged emotions, threats, and an “all or nothing” mentality. Such personalities can turn a divorce into an all-out battle, but there are ways to handle these explosive situations.
Here are some tips that can help you navigate a high-conflict divorce:
- Try to engage in respectful and careful communication: If you are dealing with a hostile spouse and begin receiving angry emails or texts, it is best not to respond to them. You have a right to be treated with respect, so creating these boundaries early on can be helpful. If something really needs your attention, keep your response civil and as brief as possible.
- Indulge in some much-needed self-care: A high-conflict divorce can be incredibly stressful, so do not forget to take care of yourself. Make sure you eat well, stay active, and partake in activities or hobbies that bring you joy.
- Choose parallel parenting instead of co-parenting: Co-parenting can be beneficial for children, but only when parents have a relatively good or cooperative relationship. If you cannot get through a single conversation without arguing, you may want to opt for parallel parenting. Parallel parenting is when parents have limited direct interactions with each other due to their inability to calmly communicate.
- Hire an experienced family law team: Navigating a high-conflict divorce will be an uphill battle, so it is essential to hire a skilled legal team to help guide you through it.
Speak to an Experienced Divorce Attorney About Your Case Today!
Divorce is rarely an easy process for anyone to endure. If your situation is particularly acrimonious, an experienced family law attorney can help get you through it. At the Law Office of Tzvi Y. Hagler, P.C., our legal team is committed to helping families navigate the divorce process. You can rely on our compassion, insight, and skill during this difficult time.
Reach out to our law office today at (516) 514-3868 to set up an initial case review with our attorney to learn more about what we can do to help you.