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Maintaining professionalism and respect throughout a divorce

On Behalf of | Dec 23, 2019 | Divorce |

The key to an amicable Kentucky divorce is often keeping tensions low between the two parties. Each spouse has their own responsibility to act in a manner that will not inflame the tensions between them and the other. There are numerous things that each can do to contribute to better relations or at least not make things worse between them.

The most important thing to do is to treat the other spouse with respect no matter what. Even if one believes that their spouse bears responsibility for the divorce, disrespect can only breed hostility in the legal arena. If there are children involved, it is best not to involve them in the details of the divorce. Further, parents should make sure to be transparent in sharing information about them and be open to schedule changes without calling too much attention to it.

Moreover, a person should be careful not to overplay their hand if the balance of power in the divorce favors them. This would have the effect of making the other party feel backed against the wall or creating a toxic post-divorce relationship. A person should make communication purposeful and avoid contacting their spouse multiple times per day. Finally, it’s important to maintain a sense of perspective when choosing which battles to have. In the scheme of things, some fights are not worth the cost, both physically and financially.

A family law attorney may help keep their client focused and professional throughout the course of the divorce, giving them tips about maintaining cordial relations with the other spouse as the two work through issues. The attorney may assist with keeping tensions low by handling the negotiations with the other side so that the parties themselves can focus on working together for the children. An amicable divorce is the best course of action if it is possible to achieve.