Conflict Management During a Divorce

Divorce is a messy business. There are a lot of angry emotions, hot tempers, and hurt feelings. This is why it is really important to take some preventative steps to curb the conflict from getting out of hand. Here are some things to keep in mind when dealing with conflict in divorce proceedings:

Take Responsibility

Like in most situations, it is important to take responsibility for one’s own actions and problems. In a divorce, it is easy to point fingers and place blame where it is easy. However, this is not the right thing to do. It is always important not to burn all your bridges, especially if you ever need to call on your former spouse again. You need to practice civility.

Joint Divorce

Getting a mediator to talk through your divorce is an important step in divorce proceedings. If you can settle a conflict with either a third party or a lawyer, you could reach a settlement in which both parties are content and avoid a confrontation in court.

Parent/Child Counseling

If you are a parent going through a divorce you need to be aware of how your children are reacting to the situation. If your children are of a certain age, they may be at risk during this time for psychological stress, like depression and anxiety. The life they had come to know and love is all falling apart. If you think your children are having a rough time adjusting you should consider going to counseling with your children. They will thank you later for it.

Consult a San Diego Divorce Attorney

No one will assert that divorce is easy, but there are better ways to handle the conflict than to be alone. For more information on divorce, contact a San Marcos divorce lawyer of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP. Call us at (760) 757-68541.